Stephen Mwendwa, the bus driver arrested with Embu students drinking cheap alcohol has been given a six year jail term. His bus was impounded hidden with students from Embu Boys school and sudents from Thigiri Girls secondary school. The rogue driver and student were in possession of muguka stimulant, bhang and alcohol.
Mwendwa who pleaded guilty before Senior Resident Magistrate Jean Ndengeri was facing five counts and still afford freedom at a Sh 105,000 fine.
Mwendwa was charged that on October 24 at Kiambuthi bypass area along Embu-Kiritiri road, he drove without the driver’s PSV uniform as reuired by stipulated rules regulating transport.
He was guilty of violating the Road Service License by operating the bus on a wrong route, Embu-Kiritiri road instead of Nairobi- Allsops – Karibangi – Dandora route as authorized by the NTSA.
The bus is said to have been operating with seven defective seat belts, missing windows and door locks and without a valid speed governor. He pleaded with the magistrate to spare him because he had no control of what the students did or took.
Mwendwa told the court that the students requested him to stop to allow them to buy snacks and personal stuff in the supermarket.