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Hunt on for matatu crew that assaulted cop on Mbagathi Way

By NYABOGA KIAGE December 11th, 2018 1 min read

Police have launched a manhunt for a Nairobi matatu crew that assaulted a police officer on Mbagathi Way on Sunday.

The crew are reported to have fled on foot, leaving their matatu at the Highrise area.

It is not clear what prompted the attack.

Nairobi area police boss Mr Joseph Ole Tito said the victim was treated and later discharged from hospital.

“It is wrong to attack officers and sooner or later someone will blame themselves for fighting with an officer especially a uniformed one,” he said.

He also asked the public to report any complaint against police officers to the Independent Policing Oversight Authority (IPOA).

Cases of civilians attacking police officers have been on the increase recently. Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinet has issued a warning on the emerging pattern. This is after an amateur video of an officer being beaten by a tuktuk rider circulated on social media.

Ipoa also condemned the attacks on police officers.