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A security officer attached to Embu Governor Martin Wambora was killed on Christmas day in a rowÂ with boda boda riders over ksh100 fare.
It is reported that Christopher Njue, 44, was beaten up by the boda-boda riders in Kithimu area.
Njue and the riders argued over the mode of payment after the he insisted paying through M-Pesa.
Acting Kithimu Location Chief Albert Njiru said the incident occurred at around 2am on Tuesday.
â€śThey disagreed over the mode of payment with the boda boda riders who ganged up and beat him up with crude weapons. Police found him in critical condition,â€ť Njiru mentioned.
Police officers, who were on patrol, found Njue unconscious and took him to Embu Level Five hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
Police later arrested one suspect who is being held at Itabua Police Station.
Most of boda boda riders from the area fled from their work stations to avoid arrest after the arrest.
Njueâ€™s colleagues described him as a friendly and dedicated officer.
â€śHe had just paid bride price on December 1 and was a very jovial man. He was even present when the governor had an event in his office on Monday,â€ť a colleague told Nation.
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