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Police officers blamed for chasing boda boda rider to his death over Sh50 bribe

By THOMAS MATIKO September 30th, 2018 1 min read

Two police officers’ relentless pursuit of a boda boda rider, who was attempting to evade arrest, ended tragically in Kangara, in Murang’a County.

Eye witness have recounted how the fleeing boda boda rider crashed his motorcycle on an oncoming lorry and died on the spot.

The eye witness also claim that the deceased was attempting to escape arrest after failing to give a bribe of Sh50 to the police officers.

According to the witnesses, the police officers stopped the boda boda rider demanding the bribe, but he instead took off.

This prompted a chase from the officers who were driving a Toyota Fielder.


It’s during the chase that the boda boda rider met his tragic death after he rammed into an oncoming lorry.

The lorry overturned on impact and landed on the boda boda rider killing him instantly.

Angry area residents, who blamed the boda boda rider’s death on the officers, later torched the Toyota Fielder.

Kigumo OCPD police boss Ibrahim Mchuma has however denied the bribery claims, insisting that the boda boda rider was driving recklessly.

The body of the deceased was taken to Githumu Mortuary.