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Police officer, 26, dies in road accident while pursuing gangsters

A police officer in Nairobi on Thursday evening, June 3 died in a grisly road crash while pursuing gangsters.

According to reports, Bro Adow, 29, based at Nairobi’s Pangani Police Station  was s driving a Toyota Probox while pursuing criminals using a motorcycle when he lost control and hit a perimeter wall.

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The police officer who is survived by an expectant wife died on the spot.

Speaking on his untimely demise, Adow’s friend and colleague Vanpagal Mohamed Ahmed described him as a hardworking police officer who would do anything, including risking his dear life to serve Kenyans.

The three colleagues were pursuing the criminals along Juja Road. The two groups exchanged fire for quite a while in the process before the criminals diverted to the Mathare side. Unfortunately, the car that our colleagues were driving in lost control and hit a perimeter wall at the Moi Barracks, killing Adow on the spot,” Ahmed said. 

According to Ahmed, two other officers who were in the company of the deceased sustained minor injuries and are currently receiving treatment in hospital.

He added that Adow’s wife is heavily pregnant and due anytime, however, promising to take care of his widow.

“I don’t know how to swallow this and how to say bye, but it is our way, all of us, brother. You left your wife due to anytime brother she will give birth to your firstborn who you will never see,” he said. 

He added;

“But as your colleague and a brother, your wife will never miss anything, brother. It is the painful moment to see your lifeless body in front of us, brother.”

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Adow was was laid to rest today, Friday, June 3, at the Lang’ata Muslim cemetery in line with the Islamic burial rites.

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