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Widow wants Meru Governor jailed for failing to pay her Sh2m - 6 days ago, 00:34

By: Wainaina Ndung'u

A widow wants Meru Governor Kiraitu Murungi committed to civil jail for failing to pay her Sh2,354,790 as ordered by court.

Resident Magistrate Tina Madowo awarded Vincate Makena, 30, the damages last November after finding the county government driver Samwel Koome Githae 80 per cent responsible for the fatal accident that claimed her husband Simon Kiunga Mwanja’s life.

On the night of June 24, 2017, the Meru County government driver was cruising the Maua-Meru road in the deputy governor’s official car when he crashed Mwanja to death. Mwanja was a bread seller. This forever changed the lives of his family members.

Witnesses said the Toyota Land Cruiser attached to then Deputy Governor Raphael Muriungi collided with the motorcyclist near the Meru Teachers College at 3am.

The motorcyclist died on the spot.

Almost two years later, Mwanja’s widow is seeking to have Kiraitu committed to civil jail for failing to honour the ...
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