Activist Boniface Mwangi on Tuesday came out and embarrassed leaders involved in drunk driving incidents.
Mwangi, through a Facebook post, stated that drunk driving incidents involving the rich were not taken seriously.
The vocal activist listed some prominent people such as Pastor James Ngang’a, Joel Kibe and Starehe MP Charles Njagua as the few who have not faced strict actions for their alleged crimes.
He further claimed that bars were also to be blamed for offering parking slots to their customers with the knowledge that the drivers would use their cars while under the influence.
Mwangi echoed that the law was flawed where offenders would walk away free after bribing the police and the judges.
“Across this country are bars with parking slots because their clients know they can drink and drive while drunk. They know they can bribe police and if they end up in court, the penalty for drunk driving is lenient.
“Killer drunk drivers and reckless road users aren’t convicted. You can bribe the police to destroy the evidence or buy the judge.
“Pastor Nganga walked after killing Mercy Njeri. Joel Kibe killed Charles Wachira while driving drunk; he was acquitted. Mugo Mwangi and James Maingi were killed by a driver, Charles Njagua. Njagua was convicted and ordered to pay a fine of only Sh40,000,” read a part of the post.
The controversial blogger added that there was hypocrisy in stating the evil that led to the death of popular musician DeMathew.
Mwangi, who is also a photographer, criticised media houses and the government for not telling the public the real reason that led to the demise of the musician.
“DeMathew, just like a good friend of mine, died because he was drunk driving. If DeMathew hadn’t been behind the wheel while drunk, he wouldn’t be dead today,”
“Not a single media house, or anyone in government, mentioned that when they went to his funeral. I spoke to the police officers who responded to the accident, but we don’t shame the dead; we say, it’s unAfrican. Hypocrisy,” remarked Mwangi.
DeMathew died two weeks ago after being involved in a nasty car accident along the busy Thika Superhighway.
The musician died on the spot after his vehicle rammed into a truck at a black spot near Blue Post Hotel.
The “Mene mene Tekeli” hitmaker was heading home from a fundraiser he had attended when the incident occurred.
The Kikuyu contemporary benga artist was laid to rest a week ago in Gatanga, Murang’a County in a ceremony that was graced by President Uhuru Kenyatta and other political leaders.