Tobiko says he is yet to approve charges against Gakuru’s driver

The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Keriako Tobiko has clarified that he has not approved any charges against the driver of the late Nyeri Governor Wahome Gakuru as falsely reported by a section of the media.

The DPP however says he has called for the file from police for perusal and directions.

This comes after it was reported that the late Nyeri Governor Gakuru’s driver, Samuel Kinyanjui, was set to be arraigned at Kigumo Court to face charges of careless driving which led to the untimely death of Governor Gakuru.

Gakuru lost his life following a grisly accident at Kabati along the Thika- Murang’a Highway. Kinyanjui has been nursing injuries from the fatal accident.

Meanwhile, burial arrangements for the late governor are underway, both at the national and county levels spearheaded by the Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru and the newly sworn in Nyeri Governor Mutahi Kahiga.

The late Gakuru will be buried at his Kirichu home in Nyeri County on Saturday.

Elsewhere, Nyeri County Executive Committee  members were sworn into office  on Thursday for a second time after a new Governor Mutahi Kahiga was sworn in on Monday to replaced the deceased Governor Dr Wahome Gakuru.

However, unlike the first time, the ceremony held at in the Anti-Corruption court in Nyeri, led by Chief Magistrate Wendy Kagendo, was a low key affair.

Speaking after the ceremony, Governor Kahiga, said it was necessary to do the repeat exercise to give the appointments a legal backing as well as avoid any implications that may arise later.

Kahiga maintained the lineup is as had been approved by the late governor. He at the same time promised to look into the controversial Youth, Sports and Social Services docket that is yet to be filled after the nominee, 65-year-old Sheila Githaiga, was opposed on account of her age.

A section of MCAs objected her nomination, saying the docket should have gone to youthful candidate who is well versed with issues affecting young people.


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