Police Launch Manhunt For ‘Rogue’ VIP Escort Officers Harassing Motorists

Police in Nairobi have launched a manhunt for two VIP escort officers accused of reckless behavior on the roads.

The two men, allegedly damaged a woman’s car in Nairobi while driving on the wrong lane.

According to a police statement, the men are part of officers harassing motorist in the name of allowing their VIPs quick passage.

“This unacceptable behavior has not only caused anger and concern on the part of the motoring public but has also resulted to untold suffering and inconveniences,” the statement reads in part.

Following the increasing number of the incidents, the police have issued a warning to VIP officers involved in such acts.

“All officers on VIP security duties have therefore been instructed to stop this behavior forthwith; must therefore follow the highway code and obey the traffic law just like other motorists.”

The National Police Service had earlier posted on its official Twitter handle the incident of a motorist, Waithera Gaitho, hit by the men driving a Toyota Prado.

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The police urged Gaitho to report the incident to the nearest police station.

The directive comes barely a week after Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet issued a similar warning following complaints about VIP escort officers who ran a female motorist into a ditch on Langata road.

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Written by Wycliffe Nyamasege


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