The National Police Service has instituted disciplinary measures against a traffic officer who forced himself into a car through a window.
In a dramatic incident captured live by Citizen TV crew who were on the beat in Nairobi’s central business district, the officer forcefully gained access into to the vehicle before ejecting the driver who took flight.
What initially appeared to be an argument between the driver and the traffic cop, degenerated into an ugly scene as the cop took one step back, removed his cap and shoved his left foot through the co-driver’s window gaining entry to the vehicle, with little regard to the passenger occupying the passenger seat.
A brief altercation then followed before the beleaguered driver was ejected and the cop commandeered the vehicle with the remaining occupant totally bemused. The incident that occurred at Kenyatta avenue has attracted online condemnation with netizens calling out the officer for behaving in a distasteful manner and portraying the entire police service in bad light.
Reacting to the incident, National Police Service The National Police Service said the officer has been positively identified and is undergoing disciplinary action.
“We reiterate that it is imperative for individual police officers to discharge their mandate professionally, diligently and with high levels of discipline,” NPS tweeted.