A video of a motorist assaulting a traffic police officer has gone viral on social media eliciting mixed reactions from netizens.
According to Sikika Road Safety, the police officer identified as Mark Muriira was reporting to work in a matatu when he saw the motorist and another engaging in a bitter altercation.
He tried to intervene but the furious motorist wanted none of it and hit the police officer.
In the video, the motorist who seemed drunk punched the officer from behind while demanding to know why he interfered with the altercation.
After receiving the blow that saw his hat flying, the officer confronted the motorist demanding to know why he punched him.
A Police Land Cruiser was passing by and officers in the vehicle alighted and arrested the motorist.
The video sparked reactions with social media users slamming the motorist for launching an attack against the officer.
Wycliffe Nyandieka: Now let him cool his arrogance behind cold bars! Good cops protects us and bring law order so throwing blows and kicks is the last thing we expect from a civilian to a police officer.
Ohato Ken: If he acted as narrated and it’s proved beyond any reasonable doubt then the only legal sentence for his action is life imprisonment, a simple mistake but very costly.
Janet Sherri: If he had the audacity to attack a uniformed police, what if it was a civilian? He he would probably run him over. He needs to be disciplined and locked up.
John Njuguna: This is wrong and should be condemned with the strongest terms possible! The law should serve its course even if he’s well connected, hitting a police officer on duty is unacceptable. He should be an example to the rest of the same caliber.
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