Bike rider admitted to hospital after cop injured him while shaving his locks with a knife


Bike rider admitted to hospital after cop injured him while shaving his locks with a ...
Boda boda riders stage protests after their colleague was injured by a cop who shaved off his dreadlocks with a kitchen knife. Photo: James Matheri.

A police officer who shaved a boda boda rider’s head with a knife, leaving him with grievous injuries has been arrested.

His arrest follows uproar from residents of Olkalou who demanded the immediate arrest and prosecution of the officer who is based at the Olkalou police post after the Wednesday evening incident.

According to witnesses, the cop had whipped out a sharp knife which he used to botch up the haircut, injuring the rider identified as Edwin Kamau in the process.

The police officer had complained that the rider-arrested for an offense- was untidy and his dread locked hair was too long.

Mr. Kamau is currently receiving medical attention at the JM Memorial Hospital.

A series of photos shared online showed the rider at the hospital, with the bedding near his head soaked through with blood.

Nyandarua Central Police Commander Dahir Abdilah confirmed the incident, saying the police officer would be arraigned in court.

On Thursday, riders blocked roads and disrupted business in Olkalou in protests against the act.

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