Driver of the fire engine that crashed former Kitui Mayor Martha Mwangangi to death on Friday is set to be charged with causing death by careless driving on Monday.

According  to the Nation on Saturday, Kitui County Commissioner Boaz Cherutich said John Nzuki is being detained at Kitui Central Police Station awaiting arraignment in court as police conclude their investigations.

He said the driver was arrested at the Kitui Ginnery moments after the incident which occurred outside the police station.

Ms Mwangangi died on the spot after she was run over by the fire engine that missed former Lands Cabinet Secretary Charity Ngilu by inches.

The incident occurred after protests opposing the demolition of kiosks turned tragic in Kitui town.

Eyewitnesses told the Nation that Mr Nzuki was trying to scare away a crowd that had threatened to torch another county vehicle when he ran over Ms Mwangangi.