Njoro family appeals for justice after woman killed in accident allegedly involving drunk cop
A family in Njoro, Nakuru County is appealing for justice after a police vehicle, allegedly being driven by a drunk officer, hit and killed a woman and injured her son on Wednesday afternoon.
According to reports, the woman and her son were on a bodaboda when the police vehicle hit them from behind, throwing them on the tarmac.
The two were headed to Nakuru Level Five Hospital to visit an ailing relative and had decided to take a bodaboda to get them to the bus stage.
Witnesses said the police officer agreed to take the two to hospital following the accident, but opted for a bumpy dirt road instead of the main tarmacked way.
He then left them in hospital without saying a word to them before disappearing from their sight.
Njoro Sub County Police Commander Isaac Odumbe confirmed the incident and noted that the matter was under investigation.
“This is a matter which we are handling seriously. The necessary procedures are being undertaken to ensure the accident is investigated for justice to prevail for all parties involved,” said Odumbe.
The woman’s family wants the investigations done as fast as possible and the police officer held accountable for her death.