- The woman, who is yet to be identified, was together with her son on a motorbike when the incident happened.
- The family wants the investigations done as fast as possible and the police officer held accountable for her death. They also want proper compensation.
Police in Njoro, Nakuru are investigating an incident where a police car hit and killed a woman in the area on Wednesday.
Njoro Sub County Police Commander Isaac Odumbe confirmed the incident and said it was under active investigation to establish the facts and accord justice to the family.
The woman, who is yet to be identified, was with her son on a motorbike when the incident happened.
They were being ferried to a nearby matatu stage to connect to Nakuru Level Five Hospital to visit ailing kin.
Police reports show that the son also got injured in the melee.
It is reported that the police truck rear-ended the bike, making them fall on the tarmac. The woman fell head first, sustaining fatal injuries.
The woman's family has staged a campaign to be accorded justice.
Police boss Odumbe said the matter was being handled and that necessary steps were taken.
“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,” Odumbe said.
Witnesses said the police officer agreed to take the two to the hospital after the accident, but opted for a bumpy dirt road instead of the main tarmacked way.
They added the officer left them in the hospital without saying a word to them before disappearing.
The family wants the investigations done as fast as possible and the police officer held accountable for her death. They also want proper compensation.
The coalition of human rights lobbies that monitor police use of power has added voice to the agitation by the family, demanding a thorough investigation done and those responsible held accountable, to afford the family justice.
Alleged cases of police misconduct have been in the spotlight since the Ruto administration rode to power.
However, new police inspector general Japheth Koome has forcefully come to the defence of officers, asserting that they should use their weapons to protect themselves and enforce the law.
He also controversially dismissed Ipoa as a busybody that was undermining the police from their job.