Varsity student accused of assaulting a traffic cop along Kamiti Rd charged

Ian Ngige Njoroge in court where he denied robbery with violence charges, assault on a traffic officer along Kamiti Road in Nairobi. PHOTO/Courtesy.

A first year student who allegedly assaulted a police officer during a traffic stop in Mirema, Kamiti Road has been charged with robbery with violence.

Ian Ngige Njoroge, 19, is accused of robbing No. 67839 Cpl. Jacob Ogendo, a battery of a police communication gadget and a Samsung mobile phone valued at Sh 50,000.

It is alleged that immediately before or after the time of the said robbery, wounded the said officer.

Njorogeis alleged to have committed the offence on 2nd June 2024 at Kamiti Road in Kasarani Sub County, jointly with others not before court. 

The student is also facing charges of unlawfully causing grievous harm to the said officer and resisting arrest after robbing him.

He denied the charges before Senior Principal Magistrate Ben Mark Ekhubi. 

The prosecution made an application to have Njoroge detained for three more days as the investigating officer needed more time to swear an affidavit opposing bail.

The accused claims that he was beaten, molested and assaulted by the police while in custody

Video of the alleged assault went viral on social media over the weekend.

Njoroge is also facing three other charges of carrying excess passengers, failure to obey verbal instruction from a traffic officer and obstruction of other road users before the traffic court.

The court directed Njoroge to be detained for one day to allow the prosecution to submit the affidavit opposing his release on bail.