Drama was witnessed in Nakuru around KFA roundabout on Thursday after police officers attached to former Prime Minister Raila Odinga defied traffic police orders to stop after they were allegedly found speeding along the Eldoret-Nakuru Highway.
Sources have it that the officers were headed to the second anniversary of the former Prime Minister’s son Fidel Odinga who passed on 2 years ago.
The officers who were in a 5-member boarded White Toyota Land cruiser Prado KBW 505R are said to have been ordered to stop at the Eveready point but they defied the order.
This prompted the traffic officers to speed-chase the Prado that was also in high speed. And at KFA, the traffic officers with the help of the bodaboda operators were forced to block the vehicle.
The Nakuru traffic officers went ahead to deflate one of the tyres of the vehicle.
This did not go well with the officers on board who came out armed with their guns trying to defend themselves before the Nakuru traffic officers.
It is at this point that police officers revealed their identity stating that they were attached to the former Premier.
The Nakuru Traffic officers were forced to look on how to restore pressure in the deflated tyres before they moved to Nakuru Central Police station to record a statement with the crowd chanting ‘Handshake…..Handshake…..Handshake….’.
The 10 am incident paralyzed transport on the busy Highway.
According to eyewitnesses, the police erred by deflating the tyre of the vehicle, an issue that prompted the VIP bodyguards to be defensive.
“The traffic officers messed when they deflated the vehicle because this is what led to the commotion,” said an eye witness.