Cop arrested after shooting dead Probox driver over bribe


Cop arrested after shooting dead Probox driver over bribe

An Administration Police officer has been arrested after he shot dead a Probox driver for allegedly refusing to bribe him.

The incident is said to have occurred on the Pusangi-Esoit road in Trans Mara, Narok County on Sunday evening.

According to Transmara West Sub county Police boss Dahir Abdulahi, the victim was 21 years old.

“The accused after committing the offense surrendered at Esoit Patrol Base where he was later taken to Kilgoris Police Station,” he said.

The Probox vehicle had two occupants at the time of the incident.

Reports indicate that the driver and his boss found a barrier on the road with stones.

APC Wilson Kortom who is attached to Mbata club in Lolgorian signaled them to stop which they did.

He then reportedly demanded for a bribe for charcoal that they were alleged to be transporting.

An altercation is said to have ensued and the driver of the vehicle alighted from the car to remove the stones from the road.

The AP officer who was armed with a pistol then shot the driver on the chest and fled on his motorcycle.

The driver was rushed to Kilgoris General Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

The body has been moved to St.Joseph’s Mission Hospital pending a post mortem.

Police have denied reports that the vehicle was carrying charcoal as was claimed earlier.

“Investigations have been launched though preliminary reports indicate there was nothing that the vehicle was carrying at the time of the incident,” the Transmara police boss said.

 

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