The Star (Nairobi)

Kenya: Cop Killed By Speeding Car in Kinangop

A police officer was killed by a speeding motorist on the Nairobi-Nakuru highway yesterday. Members of the public blocked the section of the road protesting a rise in the number of accidents in the area. Colleagues said the officer was retrieving his luggage from the rear of a matatu when a car hit him.

Kinangop police boss Chome Yawa confirmed the incident.Yawa said they are holding the drivers of the car and matatu. He said no one else was injured.

"The mangled wrecks have been towed to Magumu police post and the body taken to Naivasha District Hospital mortuary," he said on the phone.

Meanwhile, two boys were hit by a car in Kinungi trading centre. They are admitted at the Naivasha District Hospital. A witness, Rogers Kariuki, from St John Ambulance, said the boys were walking along the road when the vehicle hit them.

Kariuki said the driver tried to escape but was nabbed by members of the public. "We are calling on the government to erect speed bumps or a footbridge on this section of the road," he said. Naivasha police boss Charles Kortok confirmed the incident.

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