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Prompt Ngong police action secures arrest of wanted careless driver

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A police source in Ngong told KNU on Thursday evening the man was tracked down to his hideout after the act he committed earlier and placed under custody.

A driver who threw out a police officer from his speeding milk van in Ngong has been apprehended after hours of chasing.

A police source in Ngong told KNU on Thursday evening the man was tracked down to his hideout after the act he committed earlier and placed under custody.

“We are now tracking down another man alleged to have helped in throwing out our officer from their speeding vehicle,” said our source.

Our source said the suspect will be arraigned tomorrow after the DCI officers will have completed his charge sheet.

We had on Thursday afternoon reported that 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.

After the incident, boda boda operators picked the injured officer 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.

 

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