Police in Malindi are detaining a lorry driver and a loader for allegedly kidnapping two police officers in Sabaki, Kilifi County.

Malindi Sub-County police boss Vitalis Otieno confirmed the incident on Thursday, January 30 but did not give details.

One of the witness said the lorry which was carrying salt and charcoal sped off just as two police officers began to open sacks in the lorry.

“The driver sped off immediately the officers climbed on board the back of the lorry to inspect it, causing panic among members of the public and fellow officers,” he said.

He said boda boda operators and police followed the lorry but the driver refused to stop even after the latter fired in the air.

The boda-boda operators erected a roadblock made up of stones and logs at Thalathameli along the Malindi-Mombasa highway.

He said the lorry only stopped after the driver lost control whereupon police arrested the two who are being held at Malindi Police Station.


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