Ayub Kinyanjui Muigai, the father of a minor whose video driving went viral over the weekend, has been fined with a bond of 20,000 Kenyan shillings or three-month jail term after his arraignment at Kandara Law Courts on Tuesday, June 15, 2021.
In the video, the 7-year-old boy is seen driving a Toyota Prado TX around Kirwara shopping center and at some point, next to moving traffic. According to the Kenyan law, no person who owns or who has charge of a motor vehicle of any class should cause or permit any person to drive such a motor vehicle unless such a person is the holder of a valid driving license or a valid provisional license endorsed in respect of that class of motor vehicle.
The video received mixed reactions from the public with majority disapproving the act when the minor confirmed that he drives the car and went on to show it by cruising around the area.
Kinyanjui was arrested by Kirwara police on Monday, June 14 in Gatanga constituency after public outcry. He pleaded guilty to knowingly allowing his son drive his car.
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