Policeman killed while clearing traffic for Kenyan president

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A police officer died on Sunday night after he was hit by a speeding motorist on Mombasa Road as he controlled traffic to pave the way for President Uhuru Kenyatta’s motorcade.

According to www.nation.co.ke, the officer, identified as Corporal Levi Njonjo, was in company with Embakasi OCPD Apollo Onyonyi, OCS Victor Nyongesa and three other officers near a diversion to the airport a few minutes before midnight when he was hit by the car.

His colleagues escaped unhurt when they saw the car approaching.

One of the officers, Mr Onyonyi, said, “We were clearing traffic awaiting the President’s arrival from the AU summit in Ethiopia.

“A speeding Toyota Which was driven by a man approached and did not stop. We jumped off the road but one of the officers was hit.”

Nairobi Traffic Commandant Edward Mwamburi said the driver of the car would be charged after investigations into the crash were completed, the website reported.

The driver was arrested and taken to the Embakasi Police Station. His vehicle was also detained at the station.

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