Uproar After Pedestrian Killed in Police Chase

  • Traffic police officers stop motorist at a checkpoint. On Wednesday, May 13, 2020, NTSA issued a warning to motorists.
    Traffic police officers stop motorist at a checkpoint. On Wednesday, May 13, 2020, NTSA issued a warning to motorists.
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  • The family of a 45-year-old man is up in arms after their kin was hit and killed by an Administration Police Land Cruiser along the Ugunja-Ukwala road on Monday, August 9. 

    According to the family, Michael Odhiambo was walking along the Nzoia Trading Centre when the Land Cruiser heading towards Ugunja ran him over. 

    Odhiambo's cousin, George Okech, affirmed that the police vehicle was involved in a chase with a Toyota Probox when the accident occurred. 

    An undated image of a police vehicle at a scene of a crime
    An undated image of a police vehicle at a scene of a crime
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    He noted that the police vehicle turned around and sped off after the accident – leaving the deceased's body lying on the ground. 

    The cousin pointed out that the family had to call the police from the Siranga patrol base, who were quick to come to the family's aid.

    The officers alerted their counterparts from Ukwala and Ugunja police stations who picked and transferred the body to Ukwala Sub-county Hospital Mortuary.

    Okech demanded justice for the deceased, urging the police to ensure that the officer responsible is brought to book and faces the law. 

    Recently, Assistant Inspector General of Police, King'ori Mwangi was also accused of knocking down two pedestrians on Lang'ata road.

    Reports had previously indicated that Mwangi, in the company of a woman, was driving on the wrong side of the road – claims which Mwangi denied. 

    The incident drew the ire of nearby boda boda riders who attacked the senior police officer before he was saved by a policewoman who rushed to his rescue. 

    Mwangi later alleged that at the time of the accident, he was rushing a pregnant woman to hospital. 

    Senior Officer King'ori Mwangi who was involved in a road accident along Langata Road on August 5
    Senior Officer King'ori Mwangi was involved in a road accident along Langata Road on August 5
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