Dennis Masila was a young 21-year-old who had his life snuffed out because of the horrendous and callous actions of an overzealous matatu crew. Dennis was a hustler who lived in Soweto near Highrise and didn’t deserve the fate that he received from the rogue crew
His elder brother Justus Wambua narrated how he found his brother’s body lying near the Mbagathi Way flyover after being called to the scene by his other brother Benson Kioko.
Dennis Masila was commuting to Highrise when the incident happened on Friday at around 8 am. Wambua explained:
“Eyewitnesses said my brother was thrown out of the matatu by the conductor and on falling, the minibus went on to crush him to death. By the time I arrived, the minibus had fled but some youths who had pursued it reported to the police near the Railway’s roundabout.”
The driver and conductor of the minibus are said to have fled from the angry mob. Police towed the matatu to Kilimani police station.
“Our brother (Kioko) went to Kilimani and reported the incident on Friday under OB 07/16/02/2018 and he even noticed the matatu KCC 420M had been detained.Unfortunately when I went to the station on Monday to follow up on the case, the matatu was nowhere to be seen. Police told me they had taken all its details including license (of the driver).”
The family is now wondering why the matatu was released from Kilimani police station without any arrests being made. I hope the family gets the justice they deserve.Terrible what this family has had to go through.
This story first appeared on Mpasho.co.ke