NATIONAL POLICE SERVICE DISMISSES VIDEO OF TRAFFIC POLICE OFFICER BEING ROBBED HIS PHONE BY PICKPOCKETS
By Fridah Okachi.
In the viral video that has become the talk of many in social media, a policeman is seen having a phone conversation while on duty at a place believed to be Roysambu roundabout on Thika Road.
A boda boda rider carrying two passengers is seen making his way towards where the traffic officer is having a phone call from.
One of the two people aboard the motorbike is seen stretching his hands and grabs a mobile phone from the traffic officer and the rider speeds off.
The traffic officer is seen trying to make a chase but quits after it appears the boda boda rider has already had his way.
The officer engages another boda boda rider in a brief talk before he retreats to his earlier position.
The video ends by showing the officer embarking on his duty of controlling traffic in what appears to be a swift acceptance that he had lost his phone.
A video of a police officer being snatched a phone.
The National Police Service has dismissed a viral video alleged to be of a policeman being robbed of his phone while controlling traffic in an area believed to be Roysambu roundabout on Thika Road in Nairobi.
In a statement, the NPS says the video is forged for malicious purposes against the service.
A screen shot of a tweet from the @NPSOfficial_KE
This story was produced by Fridah Okachi at Mtaani newsroom in partnership with Code for Africa’s iLAB data journalism programme.