Cop Shoots Dead Bodaboda Rider In Nairobi Over Ksh50 (VIDEO)

Protests that occurred along Outering Road in Nairobi staged by bodaboda riders.
Protests that occurred along Outering Road in Nairobi staged by bodaboda riders.

Police in Nairobi’s Central Business District (CBD) have been engaged in running after police officer shot and killed a Boda Boda rider along Kirinyaga Road.

Aggrieved residents and riders have since engaged police in cat and mouse game, following the incident that took place around the Simba Coach area in the City’s down town area.

Reports indicate that the police officer shot the rider after they disagreed over a bribe, the officer in plain clothes, demanded a bribe of Ksh50 after the rider allegedly disregarded a traffic rule, a thing that never sat well with the law enforcer.

The Boda Boda rider then refused to bribe the police offer, leading to an argument, that spiraled out of control, with the officer shooting the rider.

The rider then died on the spot due to his injuries sustained as a result of the gunshot wound.

The vividly angry rioters were then joined by Starehe Member of Parliament, Charles Njagua Kanyi, alias Jaguar, to protest the brutality at the Kamkunji Police Station within the City.

To arrest the situation, the Police are using teargas to disperse the crowds.

Protests that occurred along Outering Road in Nairobi staged by bodaboda riders on September 22, 2021.
Protests that occurred along Outering Road in Nairobi staged by bodaboda riders on September 22, 2021.

The incident comes after bodaboda operators on Wednesday morning, September 22 disrupted traffic along Outering Road in Eastlands, Nairobi, lighting bonfires along the road in protest.

The riders were protesting a scenario whereby one of their colleagues was arrested at the Naivas-Ruaraka Bridge.

The rider was accused of causing an accident after he was allegedly speeding before wandering into the next lane in a flash, without caution along the busy highway.

Kenyans have been raising concerns over the unruly conduct of bodaboda operators that has dogged the country. Many have blamed the authorities for failing to enact measures to curb the bodaboda menace that has been spiraling out of control.

The protests come three weeks after police were forced to fire gunshots in the air on Monday night, September 6 to contain the chaos that emerged in Lang'ata estate, Nairobi after a motorist ran over a bodaboda rider and his passenger to death.

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