Irate Kianyaga residents in Kirinyaga County on Saturday night torched police vehicle after being involved in a grisly road accident.
The unfortunate accident that claimed the lives of two residents, took place at Rwambiti on the Kianyaga-Kutus road in Kirinyaga County.
The police vehicle is reported to have been speeding before running over the two, a Boda Boda rider and his pillion who died on the spot.
The officers suffered head, hand and leg injuries and were rushed to Kerugoya Referral Hospital where two were treated and discharged but the rest were admitted in critical condition.
An eye witness, Mr. Jamleck Mbuko, said he was walking home when the incident happened and he helped in rescuing the officers, some of whom were bleeding profusely.
Two killed by a speeding police vehicle at Rwambiti on the Kianyaga-Kutus road in Kirinyaga County; angry residents torch the vehicle. pic.twitter.com/dJ2ca9aol4
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Confirming the 8pm incident, Gichugu Deputy OCPD Afred Ng’eno said the boda boda rider died on the spot, while one of the passengers succumbed to injuries at Kerugoya Hospital where the third victim is undergoing treatment.
However, the deputy OCPD blamed the boda boda rider for the fatal crash, insisting that he was drunk during the accident.