The National, Friday 3rd May 2013
A MAN in Central convicted of causing death by dangerous driving has been fined K2,000 and placed on a good behaviour bond for 18 months.
Justice Panuel Mogish told Edward Lohia, 46, of Tubusereia village in Central to pay the fine within two months or go to jail for 18 months.
Mogish had initially sentenced him to 18 months in prison but suspended it after taking into account that Lohia did not have any prior conviction, admitted the offence, expressed remorse and cooperated with police during their investigation.
The court also noted that Lohia had paid K7,000 to the relatives of the deceased as compensation.
Mogish said on May 22, 2011, at about 7pm Lohia was driving a truck near Tubusereia village when he hit a woman selling goods on the roadside.
The court heard that Lohia was ferrying passengers back to Tubusereia village when the brakes failed.