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Police officer accidentally kills tuk tuk driver while pursuing suspects

30 September 2016, 17:57 John Kioko

Kwale - A police officer in Kwale on Thursday accidentally shot dead a Tuk Tuk driver with a stray bullet that was allegedly aimed at drug peddlers at Tiwi area.

Eyewitnesses described the incident as purely an accident which happened as the deceased Tsuma Mumbo was driving towards Likoni from Ukunda at around 4 Pm.

Peter Chiro said the officer who accidentally shot the deceased wanted to kill himself after realizing he had hit the wrong target but his colleagues arrived and took his gun.

“The police had raided a drug peddlers' hideout when the suspects escaped and on reaching the highway ordered a Tuk Tuk driver to pick them before the shooting took place,” he said.

The eyewitness noted that police tried to order the deceased to stop but he couldn’t because the suspects were forcing him to flee to help them escape.

“The officer fired hoping to hit the peddlers whose number has not yet been established but unfortunately, they jumped off leaving the bullets to hit the driver,” he added.

Confirming the incident Matuga Deputy County Commissioner Mwangi Kahiro said they have launched investigations to establish the circumstances surrounding the killing of the Tuk Tuk driver.

He asked angry residents who had gathered at the scene demanding for justice to remain calm adding that the government will take immediate action and ensure justice prevail.

Kahiro said that residents and family members of the deceased have rights to know the truth about the incident and so they will handle the matter according to the law.

Some of the residents questioned the motive of the killing saying it was unnecessary for a police officer to shoot when situation was complicated.

“I don’t know why a police officer would waste a bullet shooting to a drug peddler who cannot even run for long. That was reckless of the officer and so we demand action,” said Alex Masese.

Before going to press the busy LungaLunga highway was barricaded by angry residents who lit bonfires demanding justice for the deceased.


- MyNews24

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