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Truck driver charged with causing death of 10 released on bond  

A lorry driver charged with causing the deaths of 10 passengers by reckless driving at Chepsir area along the Kericho- Nakuru highway in Kericho County has denied committing the offence before a Kericho court.

 

Ali Abdulle Mohammud, 38, was arraigned before the Kericho senior resident magistrate Bernard Kipyegon on Tuesday.

 

He was charged with causing deaths of the 10 passengers in a road accident on February 15, this year at about 5.54pm along the Kericho-Nakuru highway while driving a Mercedes Benz truck registration number KBH 267J/ZF 896.

 

He denied all the 10 counts.

 

Mohammud is said to have failed to keep on his lane and collided with an oncoming Toyota Hiace matatu killing six passengers on the spot while four others succumbed to their injuries as they underwent treatment at the Kericho county referral hospital.

 

The accused was released on a bond of shs5 million.

 

The court directed the prosecution to supply Mohammud with copies of witness statements at his own cost.

 

Mohammud was unable to raise the bond terms and was remanded in custody at the Kericho GK main prison until this March 18, when he will be brought back to court for a mention of the case.

 

The case was fixed for hearing on Apri1 11, this year.

 

By Sarah Njagi

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