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Family allege police cover-up of their kin’s assault case

The family of a school bus driver who was assaulted by Kenya Wildlife Service on Wednesday as he dropped school children have accused the police at the Garissa police station of trying to cover-up the incident.
However, when contacted on phone for comment acting Garissa OCPD Peter Omondi said police are yet to conclude their investigation into the incident denying any attempt to cover up the matter.
“The matter is still under probe. As soon as the investigation is complete, the law will take its course,” Omondi said.
“It’s true the matter was reported to us and I urge the family to be patient and give the police time to thoroughly investigate the matter. I can assure them that incident will be conclusively investigated,” he added.
Tawane Harar Hilowle, a driver with UmulKheir School was allegedly roughed up by the officer when he was dropping off one of the students in Garissa’s Bula Gesto area.
The family has accused the police of a plot to cover up by not taking action against the known suspect.
According to the police report made at Garissa police station, the driver is alleged to have been assaulted by four people well known to the victim in company of the KWS officer.
Ahmed Siyad a relative of the driver said it all started when one of the students while alighting from the school bus accidently slipped and fell down.
While the driver was trying to assess the girl, the KWS officer emerged from nowhere and started beating up the driver until he became unconscious.
He was admitted at Garissa referral hospital where he is still undergoing treatment with hospital authorities saying the victim sustained chest injuries and internal bleeding.
By Jacob Songok

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