Boinett Probes Tigoni Cops Over Accident Report

Traffic police officers based in Tigoni face disciplinary action after it emerged they misled Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinett over last Sunday’s Manguo accident in which a woman died.

Witnesses have said the Range Rover Sport that caused the accident was being driven by Apostle James Ng’ang’a of the Neno Evangelical Church.

Police however denied the reports, saying it was driven by Simon Kuria. Kuria was taken to court on Wednesday and released on Sh100,000 bond.

Boinett yesterday dispatched a team of investigators led by Internal Affairs director Leo Nyongesa to Tigoni police station to establish the facts about the accident.

He said he is going to take drastic disciplinary action against Tigoni traffic officers if investigations establish that they falsified the report.

Boinett said he has established officers conspired to conceal the actual facts of the accident. He said the team of investigators will report within 24 hours.

Boinett sent his condolences to the family of Mercy Njeri, who died in the accident.

He wished Njeri’s husband, Martin Mbugua, a quick recovery.

Mbugua is still admitted at Tigoni Subcounty Hospital.

The Range Rover, whose ownership is controversial, was quickly towed away from Tigoni police station on the same night, without inspection.