Police officer fighting for life in Migori after being pushed off a speeding vehicle

By , K24 Digital
On Fri, 26 Nov, 2021 14:36 | 2 mins read
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Police in Migori County have launched a manhunt for a prisoner who allegedly threw a police officer from a speeding vehicle.

A police report seen by K24 Digital revealed that the unidentified prisoner made the move before escaping, injuring the officer in the process.

The officer, Martin Kuria- was badly injured and he is currently admitted at the Migori County Referral Hospital after he was referred there from Kehacha Hospital.

According to the report, the matter was reported by Magdalene Kibe also an officer that they were conducting a patrol in Kehancha, Kuria West and they had arrested four prisoners.

She was accompanied by other officers namely; Richard Onyonka, Martin Kuria, Gaudencia Francis and they were on board of the police car of registration number GKB 667T which was being driven by James Kurugu.

“They arrested four prisoners at Kehancha Township and that one of them turned violent but officers managed to subdue him, returned him into the vehicle,” the report filed at Kehancha Township Police Station read in part.

It further revealed that the man could later turn violent when they were almost reaching the station where he pushed Kuria out of the vehicle, jumped off and escaped towards a nearby thicket.

The officer is said to have hit his head on the tarmac road and was badly injured and rushed to Kehancha Sub-County hospital where he was treated.

He was then referred to Migori County Referral Hospital where he was out under the Intensive Care Unit(ICU).

The officer is said to be unstable as he is unconscious, bleeding from the left ear with cuts on the head occasioned by the incident.

“He is admitted as an inpatient and he is in a serious condition, a head CT scan was done and the report is yet to be released. Efforts to trace the escapee are underway,” the report read in part.