A motorist accused of running over and killing a traffic police officery detained for seven days


A motorist accused of running over and killing a traffic police officer was on Thursday detained for seven days pending completion of investigations.

Edward Njoroge, a matatu driver, was arraigned before Milimani Law Courts Magistrate Martha Nanzushi under a miscellaneous application.

Njoroge was reportedly carrying unidentified plastics when he was flagged down by Officer Peter Lukote from the Traffic Department on Tuesday at around 4pm on the Eastern by-pass.

According to Lang’ata OCPD Gregory Mutiso, the officer signaled the 14-seater matatu driver to stop and asked him to hand over his license while holding onto the door handle.

The suspect allegedly refused to hand over the document and a tussle ensued, during which he all of a sudden engaged his gear and began to drive off.

During this misguided attempt to flee, he apparently ran over the police officer who had accidentally slipped and fallen on the road.