Ayub Kinyanjui Muigai, the father of a child who was videotaped driving a Toyota Prado over the weekend has been arrested. Muigai was arrested by officers from Kiwara Police Station in Gatanga, Murang’a County on Monday for allowing a minor to drive his car.
He is set to be arraigned in court to face charges of permitting a person who is not a holder of a valid driving license to drive a motor vehicle.
A video of the seven-year-old boy steering the luxury vehicle set tongues wagging after it went viral on social media.
The video showed the minor effortlessly and expertly driving the vehicle at Delview Park area in Thika. It is also alleged that the boy drives himself to school.
The video sparked mixed reactions from Kenyans online, with some lauding the boy for his ‘expertise’ while others castigated his parents for endangering his life and that of other motorists.
The law in Kenya requires one to be at least 18 years to acquire a driving license.