28 year old Florence Wanjiru who was thrown out of a speeding matatu has succumbed to her injuries after allegedly waiting unattended for nearly a whole day at Kenyatta National Hospital.
Woman pushed out of speeding matatu dies after allegedly being unattended to for almost a day at KNH [Video]
Police sources reveal that the rogue crew of a Kileton SACCO matatu plying the Kileleshwa-Lavington route are suspected to be behind Wanjiru’s death.
The driver of the matatu, registration bearing registration details KCC 086U has since been arrested with police launching a manhunt for the tout who has since gone into hiding.
A CCTV footage captures Wanjiru boarding the bus to head home after work on the fateful day that she would later tell her family that she was hit by a metal rod before being pushed of the speeding matatu.
She was rushed to St Francis hospital before being referred to Kenyatta National hospital where she allegedly remained unattended to for nearly a whole day.
It remains unclear why the deceased had to wait for so long without being attended to before eventually succumbing to her injuries at Kenya’s largest referral hospital.
The family of the deceased demanding that the SACCO be compelled to produce the rogue tout.
Kilimani OCPD Michael Muchiri confirmed that investigations are ongoing, expressing confidence that justice would be served even as Wanjiru’s family maintain that their kin was murdered.
Below is the video, courtesy of Citizen TV.
This is the latest in a worrying trend of deaths caused by rogue matatu crew operating with reckless abandon, causing death and injuries to many Kenyans who for lack of alternatives, have to depend on the poorly managed public transport.
In June last year, a security guard was crushed to death along Waiyaki way after being pushd out of a moving matatu.
A few days later,Dorine Kinya Mwiti- a Nairobi Institute of Business Studies (NIBS) student was pushed to her death along Thika Road with the crew going into hiding.
Controversy would emerge later that the matatu registered under Zam Zam Sacco registration number KCC 021 A belongs to a well-connected individual and police were reluctant in handling the matter.
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