OCS Escapes Death After Clash With Junior Officer

  • An armed Kenya police officer steps out of a police car.
    An armed Kenya police officer steps out of a police car.
  • An Officer Commanding Station (OCS) in Kisii escaped death narrowly on Tuesday, January 12, after a junior officer allegedly tried to run him over after a confrontation.

    In a police report seen by Kenyans.co.ke, the said junior officer is alleged to have taken command of the station's motor without seeking permission from the boss.

    The OCS is said to have stopped the officer before he could leave the compound, and reprimanded him for attempting to drive the vehicle out of the station without his authority.

    An image of a police station
    An image of a police station

    "Instead of responding, the junior officer reversed the vehicle and drove towards the OCS with the aim of running him over," the police report read in part.

    The Senior officer dodged the vehicle, narrowly avoiding being ran over. The incident attracted members of the public.

    The junior officer allegedly drove out of the station, but had the keys taken away from him by colleagues who hunted him down.

    The matter is still currently under under investigations.

    National Police Service Commission (NPSC) has pegged the spike in murder cases and suicide among police officers on the limited supervision of junior officers residing outside police camps

    "Stagnation in rank, disciplinary actions arising from desertion and inadequate monitoring of junior officers leaving outside police lines are among causes of stress in officers identified," read a statement from the commission.

    The commanders unanimously agreed to develop and strengthen a structured communication channel, as well as enhance monitoring of police officers.

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