A police officer who was stoned by a man who defied curfew rules after he accosted him has been moved into the Intensive Care Unit after his condition deteriorated.
Constable Peter Kamau who is attached to Makongeni police station is in critical condition at the Metropolitan Hospital in Buruburu.
The assailant John Wahu was arraigned in Makadara Law Courts before chief magistrate Emily Ominde but did not take plea as the lead investigator Edward Nzaka told the court that they were yet to record a statement from Constable Kamau owing to his condition.
“Your honour, the officer sustained serious head injuries. He can’t speak. I am yet to file the P3 Form and to record a witness statement,” Nzaka said.
The officer was on patrol near World Bank Houses next to Kenya Power Substation along Likoni road when he was hit with a stone, lost control and fell down unconscious, bleeding profusely, and losing a lot of blood in the process.
The suspect is set to answer to charges of murder or attempted murder depending on whether the officer will recover or not.
The suspect has been remanded for four more days to allow the officers to conclude their investigations.
The case will be mentioned on May 20.