Malawi Police has said their investigations have shown that Speaker of Parliament Richard Msowoya, who was self-driving, was not in the wrong when he hit and killed a cyclist Raphael Chinowe. at Chisemphere in Kasungu last week.
Msowoya was self-driving an official vehicle towards Mzuzu when he hit fatally a biker and he reported the incident to Kasungu Police Station as required by law, police have confirmed.
.Central Region Police publicist Ramsy Mushani said there is nothing criminal in nature about the incident but an accident as Msowoya was driving towards the same direction with the cyclist when the cyclist suddenly changed direction to cross the road and met his fate.
“Mr Msowoya was already very close when the cyclist suddenly changed direction to cross the road and he ended up hitting him as there was nothing he could. The cyclist died on the spot due to head injuries,” said Mushani as quoted in Daily Times.
He said Msowoya committed no criminal offence as the police are treating the incident only as fatal accident. He, however, said investigations are still going on to establish further possible causes of the accident.
The accident happened around 11:30am at Nanana Village near Chisemphere Turnoff.
Chinowe came from Chinowe Village in Traditional Authority Kaluluma’s area in Kasungu.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :