Police involved in dramatic car chase along Kangundo road
Police stationed at the AP driving school in
Ruai were involved in a dramatic car chase along Kangundo Road in the wee hours
of Saturday morning that pitted them against occupants of a suspicious looking vehicle.
A resident of a city estate raised his concerns to police after noticing the vehicle allegedly lurking around his neighbourhood.
“A concerned resident contacted administration police officers stationed at the AP driving school in Ruai and informed them of a suspicious vehicle in the neighborhood, whose occupants had unclear intentions,” the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) said in a statement.
“Three highly skilled officers in critical infrastructure protection approached the vehicle cautiously from a distance.”
As they made their way to the vehicle, the police noticed four individuals jump into a Ford Ranger truck and speed off. Seeing this, the officers boarded their Toyota Land Cruiser and a chase soon ensued with the police determined to establish the identity of the car’s occupants.
“They followed the vehicle along Kangudo road at 3 AM. Behind the wheel was Corporal Opiyo Asha, who followed the speeding truck at break neck speed in a bid to catch up to it," the DCI said.
“On the co-driver’s seat, Corporal John Okunga blared the vehicle’s siren for the speeding truck to stop, but that appeared to give its driver the impetus to accelerate further.”
With the suspects not showing any sign of stopping after a five-kilometer chase, the police were forced to disable the vehicle by shooting at two of its tyres bringing the pursuit to an end.
“No sooner had the cops approached the ill fated truck, than four naked occupants two men and two ladies jumped out, lifting their hands up in surrender. “Sisi sio wezi,” pleaded one of the ladies,” the DCI statement read.
“It was such an anticlimax for the law enforcement officers who had earlier swung into action thinking it was another action packed night of engaging city thugs."
The occupants of the vehicle, Vianney Kibet, Silvia Kasiva,
Esther Karingari and Denzel Njiru were later escorted to Ruai police station.