The Tuk Tuk driver caught on camera fighting traffic police officers speaks out and defends his action.


Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - The Tuk Tuk driver caught on camera fighting with two traffic police officers has narrated what triggered the ugly incident.

Speaking to journalists, the Tuk Tuk operator revealed that he was incensed after the officers smashed the side mirror and windscreen of his tricycle and then attempted to beat him up after he refused to bribe them.

He revealed that he was on his way to Nakuru town with three passengers on board when the incident happened.

“The officers had stopped two other Tuk Tuks and I could see them receive money. They saw me approach and one signaled me to stop,” he said.

Before he could stop, one of the officers used a club to smash the windscreen and hit his side mirror.

“I asked for the second time why the officer smashed my side mirror but the officer could not explain,” he said.

“I got annoyed and demanded to be given answers, as they tried to intimidate me, saying there was nothing I could do to them.”

“I decided enough was enough and had to fight what I believed to be unjust and unfair cops who were intimidating me because they were in Government uniform.”

“We exchanged blows and after I overpowered them, they picked stones and hurled at me. I had to get into my Tuck and try to confuse them by changing direction,” he said.

“I completely lost my mind because of the injustice, which was being meted on me by police officers whose interest was the bribe.”

Meanwhile, the Office of Director of Public Prosecution has condemned the Tuk Tuk driver and recommended action taken against him.

Taking to twitter, Principal Prosecution Counsel in the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Duncan Odium, wrote:

“A Police Officer carries the Government symbol, Coat of Arms. To assault and beat a police officer is such a terrible criminal act that must be dealt with firmly. I hope the Tuk Tuk fellow is apprehended! 

He added:

We all have complaints about police malpractices that's why we have set up institutions to deal with the issues.

“Buy engaging in affray or attacking a police officer, assaulting ain't the way forward. Framers of the Constitution did not envisage such conduct,”

The Kenyan DAILY POST.

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