In Summary
  • The victim, Mustafa Hamisi, is undergoing treatment at Runyenjes Sub-County Hospital.
  • According to the witnesses the policeman confronted the officer and tried to arrest him over unknown reasons but he allegedly resisted.
  • Runyenjes police boss Mr Benjamin Muhia denied that his officer was in the wrong.

A health officer is fighting for his life in hospital after he was allegedly assaulted by a policeman at Runyenjes market in Embu County.

The victim, Mustafa Hamisi, a psychologist, is undergoing treatment at Runyenjes Sub-County Hospital where he was rushed soon after the Sunday night attack.

According to witnesses, the policeman confronted the officer and tried to arrest him over unknown reasons but he allegedly resisted.

It was then that the law enforcer who was in the company of two of his colleagues allegedly set upon Mr Hamisi with kicks and blows, sending him sprawling to the ground.

RESISTED ARREST

"The policeman accused the medic of resisting arrest and badly injured him," one of the witnesses said.

After the attack, Mr Hamisi was taken to the local police station and locked up but was taken to hospital when his condition worsened.

At the hospital, complained of abdominal and chest pains and vowed to sue the assailant when he recovers from injuries inflicted on him.

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