Police arrest driver caught on video beating traffic police officer

Police arrest driver caught on video beating traffic police officer
Police officer fighting with driver in Nairobi

A driver who was captured on video assaulting a police officer in Nairobi before fleeing has been arrested.

According to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations, the suspect identified as David Kariuki Kamurwa was arrested at Gikambura within Kikuyu by detectives based in Karen.

The motor vehicle he was using has since been impounded.

“The Motor vehicle registration number KCT 730Q confiscated & a Mobile phone which had earlier been robbed from the officer recovered,” said the DCI.

The 41-year-old is expected to be arraigned on Friday.

The incident which was caught on camera on Thursday morning, shows the officer in police uniform fighting with a driver of a Nissan March before he was saved by well-wishers.

According to Nairobi traffic police commander Joshua Omukata, the driver is said to have caused an accident in Karen and traffic officers radioed ahead to their colleagues to be on the lookout of the car.

Traffic officers on Ngong Road next to the Nairobi Montessori Preparatory School spotted and stopped the driver and when the officer entered the car, drama ensued.

As the officer is being dragged out of the car, the driver can be seen holding an object which we couldn’t figure out what it was immediately.

The video starts with the two locked in a vicious fight inside the tiny car before pedestrians intervened, dragged the police officer out of the car and when one tried to deal with the driver, he drove off.

Attempts by the officer to hang on to the car’s open door were unfruitful as he was forced to let go when the driver accelerated and left the scene.

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