Cop escapes early morning attack before arresting suspects

Two thugs who attempted to attack a man on Monday morning got a taste of their own medicine after the man turned out to be an armed police officer in plainclothes.

Police Corporal Nahashon Mungai, based at Kiambu police station, central Kenya had hired a motorbike to take him to GG village in Thindigua, but upon arrival, the rider and a man he had picked on their way claiming to be in distress, turned against him with heavy blows and kicks demanding for money and other valuables.

But it is the response that followed that made the rider and his accomplice attempt to make a daring escape after the officer whipped out his firearm that was holstered in his waistband and ordered them to lift up their hands in surrender.

In open defiance, the thugs attempted to escape prompting Corporal Mungai to open fire, deflating the bike’s front tyre.

“Corporal Mungai, whose record at the musketry faculty in the National Police College-Kiganjo speaks for itself, immobilised the ill-fated bike in a single shot leaving the thugs without any option but to surrender,” the Directorate of Criminal Investigations said in a statement.

He swiftly arrested the two before calling for reinforcement from his counterparts at the Thindigua police post, who responded immediately and took the two in custody.

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