A police constable died on Sunday evening after a speeding car rammed into him at the Salgaa roadblock along the Nakuru-Eldoret highway while he was on duty.
The officer was manning the roadblock when the motorist, who was trying to beat the curfew, knocked him down a few minutes to 7 pm.
Nakuru County Police Commander Stephen Matu said the officer was enforcing the curfew at the time of the accident. He died on the spot.
“The vehicle was heading from Nakuru when the accident occurred,’” Mr Matu said on phone.
The police boss said the driver of the vehicle stopped after the accident and was taken to Salgaa Police Post where he recorded a statement. He was then released on police bail.
“He was released because he could not be detained at the police station due to the measures aimed at containing the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic…he is waiting to be arraigned,” Mr Matu said.
He declined to reveal the identity of the officer as his next of kin was yet to be notified of the incident.
The body of the deceased was moved to the mortuary and the vehicle towed to Salgaa Police Post.