Two behind bars for assaulting security officer

Two suspects who assaulted a police officer on traffic duties in Mikindani, Mombasa county, were finally arrested.

The officer was busy controlling traffic on Thursday morning, along the busy Changamwe – Mikindani road, when he was accosted by the two.

The duo, a taxi driver and a conductor, descended on the traffic cop with heavy blows and kicks, leaving him with a bruised nose and chest pains.

They also took off with his mobile phone and Sh2,000 (approximately $20).

“A manhunt for the two small operating a matatu KBF 578K, was launched leading to the arrest of the two identified as Emmanuel Lwamba and Nicholas Ngwava Peter, a few hours later,” said the Directorate of Criminal Investigations.

Detectives based at the Jomvu police station are currently handling the matter.

The public is cautioned against attacking a police officer on duty since it is a severe offence that may land one in serious conflict with the law.

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