By Jacob Oluoch
A police officer was yesterday arrested in Kajiado County after he allegedly alighted from his car and assaulted a traffic police officer.
According to a police report, Moses Kisira was on traffic check duties along Magadi road when he noticed a motor Vehicle registration number withheld being driven in zigzag manner toward Kiserian.
He waved for the driver to stop but he defied and continued which forces the officer to follow him on a police motorbike which later resulted to the assault.
” Traffic officer noticed a saloon motor vehicle being driven in zigzag manner from Ongata Rongai towards Kiserian general direction. He then waved down the driver to stop but the driver defied and continued driving. The police rider then followed the vehicle and attempted to block it again but the driver pushed him out of the road, hitting the police motorcycle reg no.GkB 824A,” reads the police report.
The pursuit continued to Karen County Club where the driver parked his vehicle off the road, alighted and immediately accosted the police rider and assaulted him.
Karen Police station was alerted by members of the public who witnessed the scuffle and the duty officer Karanja was rushed to the rider’s rescue.
Upon interrogation, the Subaru driver was identified as Nom 80901pc Nicholas Kiptoo who was attached to DCI Karen.
He was later subjected to breathalyzer test and found to be drunk.
The officer has been placed in the custody waiting to be arraigned in Court on Monday.