Police officer killed in hit and run on Busia-Kisumu highway

Monday December 02 2019
crime scene

A speeding motorist hit and killed a police rider on Busia-Kisumu highway, near Sidindi shopping center, on the night of December 2, 2019. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP


A police rider died on Sunday night after he was knocked down by a speeding motorist ferrying contraband alcohol from Uganda.

The officer died at the scene of the accident on Busia-Kisumu highway, near Sidindi shopping center, Ugunja Sub-county Police Commander Ibrahim Muchuma said.


The victim was attached to Sigomere Police Station, Krindi patrol base.

Mr Muchuma said he was hit from behind by the driver of a Toyota Probox, registration KCW 105 J.

At the time of the accident, he had bee riding a motorcycle, registration GKB 877 Q.


"Both vehicles were heading towards the same direction. The rider was at the front while the driver was trying to overtake when the accident occurred," the police boss said.


Traffic police officers from Ugunja collected the contraband alcohol - Simba Waragi - from the vehicle, which was later towed to the Ugunja station.

Police took the body to Inuka private mortuary and launched a manhunt for the driver, who fled after the accident.