9-Year-Old Boy in Uniform Driving Car Speedily to School in the Company of Dad and Little Sister Nabbed

9-Year-Old Boy in Uniform Driving Car Speedily to School in the Company of Dad and Little Sister Nabbed

  • A 40-year-old Machakos man was earlier today, Wednesday, August 24, put in custody after police officers saw his young son driving
  • The nine-year-old boy was driving to school when traffic officers saw him; his father was in the passenger seat and his sister in the back seat
  • The suspect, who claimed he had trained his son to drive, will be arraigned at the Mavoko Law courts

Police officers in Machakos county, Kenya have intercepted a vehicle that was being driven by a nine-year-old boy along Mombasa Road.

Police station, 40-year-old Machakos man
The man was arrested after his son was caught driving to school. Photo: NPS.
Source: Facebook

The Wednesday, August 24 incident happened after traffic police officers saw the young boy clothed in school uniform driving the vehicle as his father was in the front passenger seat and his daughter in the back seat.

According to a report by Nation Africa, when traffic officers stopped the vehicle, the young boy fled from the law enforcers and accelerated towards Athi township.

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Police officers pursued the car and managed to stop it as it was about to enter a school.

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"Our police officers managed to get the boy before he entered the school. He was driving at a high speed, dangerously and had not fastened his seat belt," Athi River Base Commander Agnes Makau.

The 40-year-old father remained in custody at the Athi River police station while officers took the two young children to school.

He said his son had driven for about two years after he trained him how to do so.

"I know it's dangerous but it happened," he said.

The suspect will be arraigned at the Mavoko Law courts, Standard Media reports.

Little boy spotted a driving car on a road

Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that a little boy was spotted driving a car on a road.

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A man who captured the boy driving the whip expressed surprise and enquired who gave him the car.

In the TikTok clip, he manned the steering and moved the ride like trained personnel, much to the amazement of onlookers. A caption on the clip explained that the boy drove the car from the house to buy water. Young passengers were spotted in the car, including a girl who took the front seat.

Source: TUKO.co.ke

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