A traffic police officer on Monday, March 30, lost his life in what appeared to be a grisly road accident at Mombasa Container Terminal Limited (MCT) area along Port Reitz Road in Mombasa County.
Constable George Aluoch was escorting an unknown driver to Changamwe Police Station for a traffic offence when the said driver rammed into the rear of a stationary truck from the passengers' side killing the officer instantly.
In a police Occurrence Book report seen by Kenyans.co.ke, the driver of the lorry with registration number KCD 407N is reported to have escaped after the incident.A police vehicle at a scene of a crime
A manhunt was launched for the said driver as the police sought justice for their fallen colleague who met his death at about 5 p.m.
The OB report indicates that the fugitive intentionally rammed into the stationary vehicle causing the untimely death of the police officer described by his colleagues as a bubbly person who just an hour earlier had been jovially interacting with them.
"The circumstances were that NO 84349 PC (Police Constable) George Aluoch Otieno had boarded the vehicle REG NO. KCD 407N to escort the same to the station for a traffic offence when on reaching the location of the accident, the unknown driver of M/V REG KCD 407N intentionally rammed into the rear of the truck fatally injuring the NO. 84349 PC George Aluoch Otieno on the spot," an excerpt from the police occurrence book at the Changamwe Police Station reads.
Earlier on in the day, Police Spokesperson Charles Owino in a TV interview with Citizen TV accused the media of turning the public against the police.
“I don’t think its fair to simply just discuss the wrongdoing of the police because the limits that I have is that we have institutions that deal with this.''
''I would take it that you are simply pitting the public against the police.''
''The police have done a very good job except for the few cases where we saw indisciplined officers taking actions that were not appropriate,” Owino is quoted.
On Friday 27, there was public outrage against how the police treated the public and in particular how they treated Mombasa residents.
Videos and pictures emerged whereby the police were seen using excessive force as they tried to implement curfew directives issued by President Uhuru Kenyatta.Police order Mombasa residents on the ground on March 27, 2020, just hours before the start of nationwide curfew to curb spread of coronavirus.Daily Nation
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