A speeding matatu driver on Tuesday killed an elderly man of Asian origin at a zebra crossing along Moi avenue in Nairobi.

The driver of the Metro Trans matatu christened ‘Avengers’ is said to have blown past a pedestrian crossing as the deceased was crossing the road.

The unidentified man died on the spot as onlookers crowded the scene of the tragic accident. According to eyewitness accounts, the driver of the public service vehicle took off on foot after the incident.

The matatu is in police custody as officers trace the driver and owner of the vehicle.

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