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Kabogo reacts to video of tuktuk driver assaulting police officers

Martin Murigi
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A snapshot of a video clip of a tuktuk driver recorded assaulting two police officers. [Source/Abraham Mutai]

Kenyans have continued to react to a viral video where a tuktuk operator is seen attacking two traffic police officers who had allegedly mishandled him.

While some have commended the driver for teaching the officers a lesson, others have accused the Nakuru-based driver of taking the law into his own hands.

Among those who have condemned the Sunday incident is former Kiambu Governor William Kabogo who believes the operator was setting a bad precedent for the rest of Kenyans.

In a tweet on Monday, Kabogo said even though the officers had wronged him, it was wrong for the tuktuk driver to express his anger in such a manner.

"Anarchy starts like that, spreads and becomes uncontrollable. There’re ways to vent within the law. Me think," posted the former county boss.

Replying to Kabogo's tweet, renowned blogger Robert Alai agreed it was not in order for the driver to beat up the officers even if they had gone beyond their line of duty.

"True. Anyone advocating for violence against police, whatever wrong they commit, doesn't understand social order," Alai posted.

The tuktuk driver, however, has come out to defend his action saying he exchanged blows with the officers after one of them used a club to break his side mirror and smashed the windscreen after he refused to part with money.

"I completely lost my mind because of the injustice, which was being meted on me by police officers whose interest was the bribe," he told the Standard on Monday.

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