Motorist who killed a police officer has been arrested

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A rogue motorist who ran over a traffic police killing him on the spot, at the Eastern by pass has been arrested.

Edward Njoroge, a matatu driver with the Aberdare line sacco, was  carrying unidentified plastics when he was flagged down by Officer Peter Lukote.

According to Lang’ata OCPD Gregory Mutiso, the incident occurred on Tuesday at around 4pm.

The traffic police is said to have signalled the driver to stop and asked him for his  driver’s license as the officer held on to the door handle of the matatu.

The suspect allegedly refused to hand over his DL and he then began to drive off and he ran over the police officer who had accidentally slipped and fallen on the road.

A Vehicle belonging  to the DCI was parked nearby and they began to pursue the driver with help of some motorist who had witnessed the incident.

The driver was later arrested in Kikuyu and is to be arraigned at the Milimani law courts on Thursday.

He will face murder charges after the officer succumbed to his injuries while receiving treatment at the Nairobi West Hospital.