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Ngong traffic policeman survives deadly fall from speeding milk van

Police Land Cruiser.
Police Land Cruiser.
After the incident, boda boda operators picked the injured officer and took him to King David Hospital in Ngong town where he is recovering.

A police officer is fighting for his life after he was kicked out of a speeding van he was escorting to Ngong police station.

The milk van that was being driven from the direction of Nairobi to Ngong town was stopped by traffic police officers near PCEA and after a brief inspection, one officer was picked to escort it to the police station.

The driver of the van was with another man (turn boy), who sat between the officer and the driver as they left for the station on Thursday evening.

The milk van headed towards Ngong town and after a while turned left and headed to the direction of Oloolua area of Kajiado North at a high seed.

On reaching Deliverance Church, the turn boy bundled the police officer after overpowering him and threw him out of the speeding vehicle.

Eyewitnesses, some of which are boda boda riders and taxi drivers, told the Star the police officer hit the tarmac with his head as the van sped off.

“We were shocked to see the police officer after being thrown out and we completely forgot to check the number plate of the vehicle. A senior police officer was here trying to inquire if any one of us took the number late, but we said no,” said Peter Maina, a taxi driver.

After the incident, boda boda operators picked the injured officer and took him to King David Hospital in Ngong town where he is recovering.

Although the area sub-county police commander, Patrick Manyasi failed to pick our calls, another senior police officer from Ngong police station confirmed the incident and said his injured colleague is in stable condition.

“Although he bled profusely from the head injury, a doctor has confirmed to us that he is in stable condition,” said the officer.

The officer further appealed to whoever witnessed the incident folding and have the registration numbers of the milk van to assist the police department so the owners can be apprehended.

“We are still tracking them down. After the incident, our officers attempted to follow it but lost its track thereafter,” said the senior police official.

 

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