A matatu Driver was recently charged with assaulting and robbing a traffic along the Nairobi-Kitengela Road.

Onesmus Matheka along with others not before the court are accused of assaulting officer Cosmas Mwaniki before forcefully taking his communication gadget on June 16.

The court heard that Matheka and others assaulted the officer after he stopped them for flouting traffic rules and government directives to curb the spread of corona virus.

Police stated that Matheka defied orders to stop prompting officers to chase him on a motorbike and later detaining the vehicle.

A file image of Police Vehicle

According to police the officer alighted from the Matatu but forgot to carry with him the Radio call.

The court heard that the accused picked the walkie talkie and vanished into the crowd that had gathered. Matheka was released on a 50,000 Kshs bond.



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