This is happens just as schools are about to reopen.
Witnesses say the deceased appeared drunk before attempting to cross the road near the Cheptiret bridge when he was hit by a speeding car.
Reports say the Matatu had 16 passengers on board at the time of the 5 a.m. accident.
Kinuthia was sentenced before the Eldoret High Court on Thursday, bringing the four-year murder trial to a close.
Protesters were seen calling for the removal of the current Vice Chancellor, Isaac Kosgey, citing alleged poor management and leadership at the university.
Margret Jelagat on Monday told the Eldoret Court that the incident caused her serious health complications.
According to reports, Felix Anunda and his wife Dorcas Ntinyari are embroiled in a domestic dispute at their home in Langas, on the outskirts of Eldoret, forcing the woman to seek refuge at her sister's home in Kipkaren.
The assessment that will be conducted at Eldoret Hospital is to determine whether Lilian Biwott is fit to be charged with murder.