Driver fined for causing death of 8 year-old boy

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The Kasungu first grade magistrate court on Thursday ordered a 48 year-old man to pay K120,000 or in default to serve 15 months in jail for causing death due to reckless driving.

Kasungu police deputy public relations officer Harry Namwaza said the man identified as Daudi Mvula was on 20 September this year driving a Toyota Hilux double cabin registration number BN 9054 from Lilongwe to Mzuzu along M1 road.

crime (2)When he arrived at Kaluluma junction near Nkhamenya Trading Centre, Mvula hit an 8 year-old boy identified as Alick Phiri who was crossing the road from left to right.

After he hit the child, Mvula rushed to Nkhamenya police unit to report the matter and the boy was taken to hospital by another vehicle but was pronounced dead upon arrival.  

Postmortem conducted revealed that the child died due to head injuries.

Police investigations report showed that Mvula was overspeeding and he was also using an expired licence.

In court Mvula, was found guilty and was ordered to pay K120,000, failing which he will be locked out for 15 months.

Daudi Mvula comes from Chipamira village, Traditional Authority Kilipura in Karonga district.

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21 Comments

  1. Guys judge asanagamule amamva kaye maganizo a anthu amene amaona pamene ngozi imachitika ndiye kenako judge agamule mwina malemuyi sanasamale malamulonso apanseu ndiye agamula izi pooona mbali zonse ndi ma witness omwe ndiye osanyoza judge ai.

  2. Oweruza milandu mukutionjeza 120000 ndimoyo wamwana oti sanadyelere zikufanana?? Ali mwana wanu mungamve bwanji oti simudzamuonanso shame on you

  3. Moyo wamunthu sunga fanane nd 120 000 ameneyo nd life iprisonment cfkw pa 8yr nyamatayo waonong ndrama yopirira 120000 pa moyo wake malawi why?

  4. P/se malawians lets be serious.is that from our constitution?in other way that is encouraging reckless driving.may i ask our lawmaker to take astep on this.very sory indeed!!

  5. Guyz 120000 Kugula Moyo? Pakufunika Kumanganiza Katatu Musanapange Chigamulo Tiyen Amene Tikugamula Milandu Tiziyerekezela Kt Wafao Ndi Mwana Wanu Mungave Bwanji ?

    • Chomwe mungaziwe ndi choti, driver sangagunde munthu dala. Wheather life was lost or not, if it comes to compansation for the life which was lost, then insurances are responsible parties.