Drama as angry driver dumps police officers in the forest

The incident happened on Saturday morning

File image of police officers on duty. A matatu in Embu sped off with two police officers who were later dumped in a forest in Kirinyaga

Two police officers were treated to a scare after a matatu driver they had arrested for flouting traffic rules sped off with them before dumping them in a forest on Saturday morning.

Drama started when the two police officers spotted a driver picking and dropping passengers at an undesignated place and moved in to arrest him.

The officers got in and ordered the driver to head to Runyenjes police station where he was to be booked for the offence.

Head enforcement officer in the County Joseph Ndwiga divulged that it is at this point that the driver opted to speed off with the police officers in an attempt to escape justice, driving off towards a forest in Kirinyaga.

The ordeal ended after the driver realized that other police officers were in pursuit.

The chase ended with the driver dumping the police in a forest in Kirinyaga and fleeing on foot, leaving behind the conductor and passengers.

The vehicle was impounded and taken to Runyenjes police station.

The driver is still at large with the police launching a manhunt to bring him to justice.

Hostility towards the police

The incident is the latest in a growing trend of hostility towards the law enforcement officers.

Last month, a tuk-tuk driver was captured on camera attacking police officers with stones in Nakuru.The man who recorded the viral video who identified himself as Gitau Thabanja alleged that triggered the confrontation, prompting the driver to retaliate.

“The police smashed his side mirror and when he got out to question their actions, they smashed his windscreen,” he claimed.

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