Rwandan fined K1.2mil by Malawi court for reckless driving

The Mangochi First Grade Magistrate Court has slapped Rukundu Amiabo, 25, with a K1.2 million fine or in default spend eight years Imprisonment with Hard Labour (IHL) for driving recklessly contrary to section 126(1)4(b) of the Road Traffic Act.

According to the Deputy Public Relations Officer (DPRO) for Mangochi Police Station, Amina Tepani Daudi, on May 27, 2017 at around 19:00hrs, the accused person was driving a Toyota Hilux pick-up registration number BS 3707 from the direction of Mangochi Boma heading to Monkey-Bay with six passengers on board.

“Upon arriving at Saint Augustine 3 Full Primary School and due to over speeding, the driver hit a pedal cyclist who was cycling the opposite direction with a pillion passenger,” said Daudi.

According to Daudi, six passengers fell down from the moving motor vehicle together with the cyclist and the pillion passenger. They all sustained deep cuts and multiple bruises and were rushed to Mangochi District Hospital for treatment.

The accused (driver) pleaded guilty as charged and in his mitigation he begged for leniency from the court but the prosecutor pleaded for a stiffer penalty.

Passing judgment, First Grade Magistrate Ronald M’bwana concurred with the state saying the accused did not follow road safety rules hence slapped him with a K1.2 million fine or in default serve 96 months IHL.

Ruhundu hails from Rwanda but currently resides at Ntanga Village in Traditional Authority (T/A) Chimwala in Mangochi where he is also doing business.

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11 thoughts on “Rwandan fined K1.2mil by Malawi court for reckless driving”

  1. zuwangeti says:

    Kkkk 1.2 so wat if akanapha bwez itafika 2billion

  2. zuwangeti says:

    Kkkk @lwaz as if atati apite utha kutsegula shop komko…smtyms we Malawians tzganiza wen commenting…go n check Ku queens kuli ma foreigners working as nurses and doctors n go to nsanje uwapeza enaxo…do u think they r like Somalians??get life adah…anthuwa amavaya Ku midzi kot mulibe ma shop while us tmafuna mmatauni kuthawa mmidz akalemera tzit nd akuba

  3. ADE says:

    do we having sentencing guidelines or it depends on the victim or how the judge feels about the suspect?

  4. ADE says:

    THIS IS TOO MUCH. IS IT BECAUSE HE IS A FOREIGNER. EIGHT YEARS? SA

  5. bwana wankulu says:

    1.2million????
    WOW
    thats about 1700 usd.
    how did they manage to reck up that fine??
    even in the USA you dobt get such a fine for wrckless driving plus being caught in a police chase. no way.
    this country is full of racist uneducated fools.
    Remember, this country is nothing without foreigners.
    Even kamuzu urged to respect them

    1. Barxy says:

      Iwe ukuti bwana wa mkulu we iwe ndi bwana openga osati wamkulu

      1. bwana wamkulu says:

        ngati bambo yako

    2. Masoambeta says:

      Bwana wa nkulu umasuta chamba Kodi eti? Kapena muli mwa mankhwala osokoneza bongo kunja muliko??

  6. Kodi ku Rwanda kukadali nkhondo? Why do we still keep Rwandese, Burundians and Ethiopians in Malawi? These people should be forced out of the country. If they are afraid to go back, it means they were criminals in their countries and just want a safe haven here in Malawi. They are exploiting our resources and conducting criminal activities as well.

  7. Lwazi says:

    I thought he’s supposed to be in a refuge camp. Doing business in the village? Has he got valid papers like resident or business permit? Hey, Malawians how are you allowing refugees or illegal immigrants to be living in villages to do business? Minister Grace Chiumia shud order the police to check the immigration status of all foreign nationals doing business in both urban and rural areas. If they are refugees, they shud go back to refugee camp. If they are illegal immigrants, they have no basis to live in Malawi. The police shud advise communities not to allow foreign nationals without valid papers to be doing business among them. Police can also conduct spot checks on businesses to identify illegal immigrants. Malawians let us lovin our country.

    1. pastor jk says:

      he was out screwing your mother and wife in a tgreesome

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