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Prison warder caught on tape battering motorist outside court – VIDEO

A Nairobi businessman is nursing injuries after a prison warder descended on him with blows and kicks on Tuesday afternoon for allegedly blocking the road.

The man, Ben Waithaka, was driving out from Hillside restaurant opposite Milimani Law Courts when the incident happened.

In a video clip that has been shared widely on social media, a prison warder is seen kicking and hitting the helpless motorist as members of the public shout in protest.

According to Mr Waithaka, a prison warder had ordered him to stop and give way to a prison bus that wanted to ferry prisoners from the Milimani Law Courts.


The prison bus was not carrying any prisoners during the incident.

“As I was getting ready to reverse my car, one officer shouted at me and I only asked him if he couldn’t wait for me to remove the car… before I knew it, he came to my car and started slapping me before he was joined by his colleague’s,” narrated Mr Waithaka.

According to eywitnesses, the warder pulled the motorist out of his car and started kicking him before he sought refuge at the restaurant.

Unsatisfied, the warders followed him into the restaurant and pulled him outside where they continued to assault him.


Mr Waithaka was then arrested and taken to Upper Hill police post where he was locked up before being released on a cash bail of Sh10,000.

Mr Waithaka has since filed a complaint with the Independent Policing Oversight Authority (Ipoa) for the assault.