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NTSA suspends Memba Sacco over death of Judy Wanjiku

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National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) on Tuesday suspended the Memba Travellers Sacco, following the death of a passenger who was thrown out of a moving matatu by its crew.

All the vehicles owned by the Sacco shall have to undergo a compliance inspection at the NTSA offices at Likoni Road, Nairobi.

According to the authority, only vehicles that shall have been cleared b y the inspection unit shall resuming operation.

“The Authority will conduct compliance check to ascertain that the Sacco meets the NTSA requirements for operation of public transport,” NTSA said, after meeting the Sacco officials.

Police on Monday arrested a Memba Travellers Sacco matatu in which a woman was allegedly pushed out of it while it was moving, leading to her death.

The crew of the vehicle reportedly threw Judy Wanjiku out of the moving matatu on Saturday, February 6, in Juja.

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26-year-old Wanjiku, who was an employee of Equity Bank- Ruiru branch, succumbed to the injuries she had incurred.

The driver and conductor of the vehicle are still at large, with NPS assuring Kenyans and the deceased family that the culprits will be arrested and brought to book.

What happened?

A confrontation ensued between Wanjiku and the conductor after a disagreement over bus fare.

Eyewitnesses claim that the driver even wanted to run her over but onlookers operating a car wash are the ones who reacted quickly and pulled her out of the bus’ path. In the process of helping the deceased, the good samaritan also incurred some injuries.

After the incident, Wanjiku was first treated at a Ruiru hospital and discharged.

On Sunday, however, Wanjiku complained of headache and taken to Thika Level V Hospital, where she was pronounced dead on arrival.

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