Residents protest killing of boda boda rider by police

Thursday January 05 2017

Residents of Burinda in Busia County on January 5, 2017 protest the killing of a boda boda rider. PHOTO | COURTESY


Protesters in Busia County have destroyed property in response to the killing of a boda boda rider by a police officer.

Residents of Burinda torched a police pickup truck and four houses three belonging to Administration Police officers and one to a chief.

Western Regional Commander Moses Ombati said the rider had committed a traffic offence but refused to stop when an officer waved him down, prompting the officer to use a gun.

The police boss said investigations were under way.