Murang’a residents torch police car over bodaboda rider


The police car that was torched in Murang'a over a bodaboda rider. Photo/JULIOUS KARIITHI
The police car that was torched in Murang'a over a bodaboda rider. Photo/JULIOUS KARIITHI

In Summary

  • Kigumo OCPD  Ibrahim Mchuma denied claims that the death of the rider was caused by police.
  • Two police officers were seriously injured and rushed to hospital.
  • Police were forced to use teargas to scatter a rowdy crowd that gathered at the scene.

Angry residents in Murang’a County torched a vehicle belonging to a chief traffic officer claiming that he caused the death of a bodaboda rider.

According to them, the officer was in pursuit of the man in Kangari village, Kigumo Constituency, after he allegedly disobeyed an order to stop.

In the process, the rider hit an oncoming lorry whose driver lost control, causing the vehicle to roll and crush him to death.

The lorry in the accident that involved the bodaboda rider. Photo/JULIUS KARIITHI
The lorry in the accident that involved the bodaboda rider. Photo/JULIUS KARIITHI

 

The incident took place on Kangari road towards Ikumbi.

However, Kigumo OCPD  Ibrahim Mchuma denied the claims saying the rider was driving recklessly.

Two police officers were seriously injured and rushed to hospital while the body of the deceased was taken to Githumu Mortuary.

Police were forced to use teargas to scatter a rowdy crowd that gathered at the scene.

The crowd that gathered at the scene of the accident in Murang'a. Photo/JULIUS KARIITHI
The crowd that gathered at the scene of the accident in Murang’a. Photo/JULIUS KARIITHI

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