About 1st February 2015, a young girl, Mary Kusa Etale from Kibera plays by the roadside on the new Southern By-pass, enjoying her life as a child should.
A Toyota Prado registration number KBU 483M driven by a drunk Safaricom Executive Sylvia Wairimu Njuguna aka Sylvia Wairimu Mulinge staggers along the road, ‘gari inajua nyumbani’ style.
The car ploughs into the child, she is injured badly and later succumbs to her injuries. Court documents, miscellaneous application NO 651 OF 2017, two years after the accident, where the murderer is trying to ‘outwit’ the long arm of the law, has a line that states that the driver now Safaricom’s Chief Customer Officer should be ‘charged with causing death by dangerous driving contrary to section 46 of the Traffic Act’.
Ms. Mulinge wanted the matter closed but it was reopened. It is very painful to lose a child. The head of Safaricom Customer care doesn’t know that for sure. She just wished the case goes away.
However, in the office of the most corrupt Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) then Keriako Tobiko, the case ‘disappeared’.
Safaricom Killer Director Sylvia Mulinge might have compromised office of the Director Of Public Prosecutions to turn a blind eye to the murder of Mary Kusa Etale.
This blog on March, 9th 2017, revealed how Sylvia Mulinge had hit a young girl Mary Kusa Etale. At the time of the fatal accident, Sylvia Mulinge was overspeeding and was drunk. The vehicle a top of the range Toyota Prado KBU 483M that was involved in the incident has Safaricom Ltd registered as its legal owners.
This blog has kept the hope of justice for the family of Mr. Zchariah Etale Elwanga and Mrs. Caroline Nasike Nanjala alive by keeping the case in the limelight.
The New DPP
Enter a new fiery DPP Noordin Haji, the man appointed from the country’s top intelligence organ NIS. Kenyans had so much hope when Noordin took over in April 2018, but that same zest that he took over office with has now faded and cases such as that of murder by dangerous driving as this of Sylva Mulinge seem a shadow and a small thing to him. However, it is not, this is a public interest case.
The DPP’s office following public pressure appealed the judgement by Judge Odunga who had prohibited the agencies from arresting or prosecuting Ms. Mulinge for the offence of causing the death of a minor by dangerous driving.
The appeal date was set for 14th April 2019 as cnyakundi.com was notified.
However, since then the tracks have grown cold and Sylvia has cemented her position at the Telco, and god knows what she can use to intimidate those judges and prosecutors; what, with having access to most of their communication logs.
What happened to the DPP who came in with gusto much to the celebration of Kenyans that things will finally work?
A source at the DPP’s office has intimated that Safaricom’s financial muscle has come into play to ‘make the case go away’ or in lay man’s terms make it look like a non-issue.
Ms. Mulinge from the time she knew she was in trouble in 2015 compromised the relevant authorities. The girl’s family members said that the only compensation they received after the accident was just Ksh. 200,000 from Sylvia.
This case would later cause the Tanzanian government to deny Mulinge a work permit after she found a job in one of the top telecommunication companies in the country.
Inhumane would be an understatement to describe a woman who valued the life of little Mary Kusa at just a few hundred thousands.
There was a lot of pressure from this blog and other quarters to even have DPP given the appeals date of 14th April 2019. It wasn’t easy.
But then, why has the case slowed down since then.
What is happening Bwana DPP Noordin Haji?
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