Police in Nairobi are investigating an incident where a matatu conductor was beaten to death by his colleagues operating in the Kasarani – Mwiki route.
Julius Kamau allegedly lost his life after he was beaten up by colleagues for increasing the bus fare.
Kamau a conductor with MSL Sacco allegedly increased bus fare by 20 shillings.
His colleagues got into the matatu asked the passengers how much they paid as bus fare and upon learning of the inucrement, they landed on him with blows.
Winfred Kimanzi said that her husband returned home with a swollen face and bruised body. Kamau was taken to the Kiambu Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. As she was taking him to the hospital, he kept complaining of severe body pain adding that he could barely walk.
The Mwiki Sacco company denied all claims, however, a former conductor with the MSL Sacco, Samuel Mungai, claimed that this was not the first time as it has been a habit of certain officers in the Sacco to beat up matatu operators.
The exact cause of his death will be known after a postmortem on his body is conducted today, Monday.