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.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.