Mary Ng’endo Kiarie (left), the mother of Dominic Macharia whose head was decapitated in a grisly road accident at Gwa Kairu in Ruiru along Thika Road on October 6, 2016 with her nephew Paul Iddi Ali at Ruiru Police Station. PHOTO/NMG

The driver of the car that hit budding at Gwa Kairu along Thika highway has said he will meet with the late Dominic Macharia’s kin.

“I shall be meeting up with the family when the right time comes. However, I do not wish to say more about this because the story is not about me but about the deceased’s family and they have already talked to the press about it,” Mr Kelvin Mwangi told Nation.

According to police sources, the 22-year-old United States International University (USIU) student was driving from One Four area in Ruiru, where he had gone to buy used bicycles, towards Nairobi when he hit Macharia two weeks ago.

Macharia’s mother, Mary Ng’endo, said the family understood that Mwangi would not have caused the accident intentionally, but wondered why he had not yet made attempts to talk to them in a bid to clear up the issue.

“That notwithstanding, we shall proceed with the case,” she said.

Police, however, have said that Macharia’s family would have a weak case should they insist on suing the driver since Macharia was crossing the highway at a point not designated for pedestrians.