In Summary
  • The officers were manning a road block in Kangaru village when they waved the driver to stop.
  • After the driver allegedly defied the order, one of the senior officers opened fire and wounded him.
  • Residents blocked the roads in protest, accusing the police of injuring an innocent driver.

Police in Embu County on Monday evening shot and seriously injured a matatu driver, triggering protests by residents.

The officers were manning a road block in Kangaru village when they waved the driver to stop for inspection but he allegedly defied.

At that point, one of the senior officers opened fire and wounded the driver.

The officers then pulled the driver out of the vehicle as the passengers screamed in panic and rushed him to the nearby Embu Referral Hospital for treatment.

CARRYING CRIMINALS

Witnesses said the police suspected that the driver was carrying criminals in the matatu and that is why they shot at the vehicle and injured him.

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