A Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) officer attached to Karen Police Station will tomorrow be arraigned in court for driving under influence of alcohol and attacking a traffic police officer on Magadi Road on Saturday.
While confirming the arrest, Inspector General of Police Hilary Mutyambai has said the officer will also face disciplinary action.
“My attention has been drawn to a video circulating on social media of a civilian attacking a traffic police officer. Preliminary investigations have revealed that the civilian in the said video is an officer attached to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations,” said the IG on Twitter.
The officer identified as police constable Nicholas Kiptoo was driving a Subaru car from Ongata Rongai to Kiserian when he was stopped by a traffic police officer. He drove to Karen Country Club where he assaulted the traffic police officer.
In the video clip, the officer is seen challenging the traffic police officer to beat him up.
“I am an officer, take me to Karen Police Station. I will only go to that station,” the officer says.
“Karen Police Station was alerted by members of the public who witnessed the scuffle and the duty officer Inspector Karanja rushed to the rider's rescue. He was later subjected to a breathalyzer test and found to be drunk at 0.49mg/l,” noted a police report filed at Ongata Rongai Police Station.