A senior Police officer was attacked and beaten by irate boda boda operators along the busy Lang’ata road after he involved himself in a hit and run accident.
According to reports, the senior officer identified as Zackary King’ori Mwangi attached to the ministry of foreign affairs had knocked down two pedestrians.
He allegedly escaped from the scene leaving the victims with serious injuries.
Reports further indicate that the officer was driving on the wrong side of the road when he caused the accident.
On seeing him flee the scene, the boda boda riders gave the officer a chase. He was in the company of a lady and the riders attacked them before a policewoman intervened and saved them from the irate mob.
He suffered injuries on the face and arms after being attacked by the boda boda riders. He allegedly told police that he was in a hurry to pick a patient at Karen hospital who was in distress.
Police in their report that has hence gone viral admitted that the two pedestrians that were hit by Mwangi were in serious condition at the Kenyatta National Hospital where they had been rushed by a good samaritan.
His vehicle registration No. KBU 754M was damaged on the front bumper due to the accident, and the boda boda riders had smashed the left side windscreen.
In the past, boda boda riders have been warned against taking action into their own hands when they clash with motorists on the roads.
The riders recently torched Kisii Deputy Governor Joash Maangi‘s official car after he hit one of them in a road accident on his way to Nairobi.
The motorcyclist, Mr John Saanyo and his 8-year-old son, died on the spot after being knocked down by the deputy governor’s vehicle.
Angry area residents blocked the Bomet-Narok highway for hours and later torched Maangi’s vehicle.