Why Kenyans have taken sides with tuk tuk driver who attacked police officers
Kenyans on social media have sided with a tuk tuk driver who was captured in a shocking video clip showed him pelting two traffic police officers with stones.
According to a man who claims he took the video on Saturday the police are the ones who initially acted aggressively after they thought the tuk tuk was attempting to get away after they flagged him down.
“The police smashed his side mirror and when he got out to question their actions, they smashed his windscreen,” the man, who identified himself as Gitau Thabanja, posted.
However, he laments his failure to record the incident from the begin which would have shown that the police where the ones on the wrong.
“I blame the police for starting it. Only that I took the video late, prior to that it was worse.”
The two male police officers were filmed as they engaged in a stone throwing drama with the operator during what appears to have been a routine traffic stop.
In the video clip, taken by a curious motorist, the tuk tuk operator is seen hurling stones at the unarmed traffic police officers who forced to scamper for safety.
Kenyans who watched and shared the video clip praised the operator for defending himself from the police.
The owner of this Tuk Tuk congratulations for venting out your frustrations. KENYANS are frustrated. We are all tired. Nothing seems to work. Taxes… More taxes…more loans. Loans. Nothing is working for their poor man. Congratulations. pic.twitter.com/Ui0l5AnwiZ
— Abraham Mutai (@ItsMutai) November 25, 2018
We stand in solidarity with the Tuk Tuk ninja. It’s high time these traffic officers depended on their pay, just like the rest of Kenyans @Sam_Lulli @MukamiWaEmbu @CisNyakundi
— Soja Kaiser Anthony (@Antonthia) November 26, 2018
The oppressed will soon become ungovernable. This Tuk Tuk Driver must have been fed up with these Traffic police officers. But is violence towards officers justifiable? pic.twitter.com/bKNo6FOAnN
— Ahmed Mohamed ((ASMALi)) (@Asmali77) November 25, 2018
Much as you will condemn the action of the TukTuk driver,the action of the other cop was out of order…he was stoning the guy and only God knows what drove the Tuk Tuk driver to acting the way he did! pic.twitter.com/tWjsNTJjjd
— Abu Sakeena (@FauzKhalid) November 25, 2018
Are you sure this are genuine cops?. The two guys should be fired as cops and tuktuk driver hired as a cop. They didn’t show any bravery!!
— ERIC LUGALIA (@LUGULUGU78) November 25, 2018
i can pay full year comprehensive insurance plus full tank of fuel to that guy if someone point me to his direction. KIONGOSHI ULE
— Leroy sibles (@carjonman) November 25, 2018
Mtu hawezi chapa police bure…. might the Tuk Tuk person had reached the climax of paying “Protection Fee”
— Maccos (@Maccoscyrus) November 25, 2018
SKenyans have no chills for police officers assaulted by tuk tuk driver