Residents of Mauche village on Tuesday closed the Njoro-Mau Narok road paralyzing transport services along the busy road over alleged cases of police harassment in the area.

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The residents were protesting a case where on Monday a middle-aged man ferrying charcoal from Mau Narok to Nakuru was reportedly hit by a chasing police land cruiser belonging to Likia police station.

In addition, Sharon Chepkoech Ruto and her one-year-old were seriously injured after they were reportedly hit by the same land cruiser.

The two were taken to at Nakuru Level five.

The family of Chepkoech is calling on the national government to compensate their daughter.

The rioting residents have accused officer in charge of Mauche police post of using excessive force against residents.

They claimed he was behind the wheel when the police car caused the accident.

Mauche MCA Philip Rotich faulted Kenya Forest Service officers saying they allow residents to engage in charcoal burning while the police are against the same.

Police were forced to lob teargas to disperse the rioting residents.

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