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Thursday, November 13, 2003

Mistaken Identity - Keystone Kenyan Kops?

Kenyan police chase ends in farce
Wednesday 12th November 2003

A police chase in a Kenyan town ended in a debacle when villagers attacked officers thinking they were the criminals.

The police were chasing a car in Ruiru, northeast of Nairobi, which they wrongly thought contained a number of robbers.

The driver of the car thought the police were carjackers and sped away. The chase ended when the car was driven into a cul-de-sac and the occupants jumped out.

Armed officers shouted at the men to surrender, but as they searched the car they were attacked by villagers who'd seen the chase.
One officer was shot in the leg with an arrow, reports the East African Standard.

Police later established the car was actually a taxi taking people home.

Don't they believe in marked cars and distinctive taxis over there? Might save a spot of rucks, wot?

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