Actor Davies Mwabili, popularly known as Inspekta Mwala, hit and killed a pedestrian at Mazeras on Monday night.
Mwala, who is popularly known for his program Inspector Mwala, was driving a Toyota Axio car along Kaloleni-Mazeras road when he hit Samuel Mwaki, 35, who died on the spot, Kilifi County police boss Patrick Okeri said on Tuesday.
The police also disclosed that the radio presenter was out on police bail, adding that his vehicle had been impounded to aid in the investigations. Police added the vehicle dragged the pedestrian for about 100 metres.
The body of the deceased was then taken to Coast General Hospital Mortuary in Mombasa.
“We released him because the family took too long to record a statement. We want to see if they will agree with the family before we take the next step,” Okeri said.
According to reports, he was coming from a funeral when the accident happened. Mwala was almost lynched by a mob and Boda Boda operators after the accident but was saved by the police who had to shoot in the air.