Senior police officer assaults matatu operator for offering him ride

By , K24 Digital
On Sat, 30 Oct, 2021 15:51 | < 1 min read
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A senior police is under investigation for allegedly assaulted a matatu operator who offered to give him a ride.

Dennis Mungai, a manager of Namu Sacco in Kangari Town, Muranga Town, claimed that the senior officer assaulted him before pulling out his pistol and hit him on the face several times.

“I was picking passengers around the roundabout in Kangari Town when I asked the officer if I could give him a ride. He instead, asked what I was doing at the matatu terminus. I told him I was a matatu operator, soon after he started hitting,” Mungai narrated.

He said the officer injured his face, dislocated his jaws and broke his two teeth in the process of hitting him up.

The operator said that after assaulting him at the bus terminus, the officer took him to the police station and charged him for resisting arrest, not wearing a face mask and assaulting a police officer.

“At the police station, the officer told me he had a problem with me and another driver called Mulima,” he added.

Following the incident, Mungai’s colleagues reported the Independent Police Oversight Authority.

IPOA chairperson who confirmed the incident said that the they have deployed a team of officers to investigate the matter.