Detectives in Nairobi have launched a search for a shopkeeper who beat a policeman to death on Tuesday evening.
The police constable attached to Parklands police station is said to have gone to the suspect's electronics shop in Nairobi's Ngara estate when an argument ensued between the two.
The altercation turned into physical brawl where the shop owner identified as Willy alias ‘Rasta’ boxed the police officer leading to his death.
The cop whose identity was not revealed is said to have fallen on the tarmac during the fight before the trader stepped on his stomach killing him on the spot.
The suspect then escaped towards the Nairobi River, according to an eyewitness.
“He was hit by Rasta and he fell on the tarmac. Rasta then fled towards the river. I, however, did not know what they were arguing about,” the eyewitness said.
Detectives from Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) launched investigations into the incident as hunt for the suspect, who is still at large, continues.
The incident was reported at Pangani police station under OB 76 /17/11/2020 at 4:48 pm on Tuesday.
The body of the deceased was moved to Kenyatta University Hospital mortuary.