A driver who fled the scene of an accident which led to the death of a lawyer in Machakos county has been arrested almost two weeks after the incident.
Fidelis Mutuku was driving the lorry which hit the motorbike that lawyer Morris Mulei was riding on September 24.
Machakos subcounty police commander Moss Ndhiwa confirmed the arrest saying the suspect has been locked up at Machakos police station awaiting arraignment Wednesday at Machakos Law Courts.
“The driver of the lorry which got involved in a road accident resulting to the lawyer’s death was arrested yesterday, he will be arraigned today,” Ndhiwa said.
Mutuku was arrested after the owner of the vehicle he was at the time of the accident presented him to Machakos police Station on Tuesday.
Mulei, 38, was riding on a motorcycle when he was hit by a lorry along the Machakos – Kangundo road.
He was rushed to the Machakos Level 5 Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
Machakos County police commander Issa Mohammud said the accident was due to a head on collision.
He said the lorry’s driver fled the scene after the incident.
“We are in hot pursuit of the driver, we will arrest him for the law to take its course,” Mohammud said.