NPS Officers (Kitengela Police Station and DCI) arrested 20 suspects and detained 26 motorbikes on 19th January 2024 in response to an incident that occured within Kitengela Township on 18/1/2024 when Boda Boda riders extensively damaged a vehicle and assaulted a male passenger.
The incident which was initially reported on 18/1/24 at Kitengela Police Station happened at 1930 hrs along Kitengela- Athi River Road when a motor vehicle Nissan Juke driven by Conex Kemuto Onengo allegedly hit an unknown motorcycle carrying one pillion passenger.
Preliminary investigations suggest that the driver then sped off towards Namanga and hit a male pedestrian injuring him together with his 4yrs old son. She then drove towards the Old Namanga Road and hit an unknown motorcycle injuring his expectant pillion passenger.
She then hit and injured another male pedestrian then drove through Tarmac Road, exiting the Shell Petrol Station at Enkare where the vehicle was blocked and stoned by rowdy Boda Boda riders. Her male co-driver was also beaten and sustained serious injuries while the female driver escaped unhurt.
She was arraigned in Kajiadob Law Court on January 19, 2024 where she pleaded guilty to the charge of driving under the influence of alcohol and was fined Kshs. 100,000, in default of 1 year imprisonment. The vehicle is awaiting inspection to inform additional charges.
The National Police Service is appealing to members of public to refrain from taking the law into their hands, and instead arrest suspects as the case may be, and hand over the same to Police for re-arrest as per the law.