Former Kiambu Governor, William Kabogo has come out to defend the labelling of a police officer shot by police officers, as a thug.

In response to a query asked by former KTN journalist Shadique Shabaan, Kabogo swore that during his period where he worked with the officer, he was not a robber.

“Did rogue flying squad police officers in Ruaka take down a fellow constable police officer, Daniel Etyang, and an Uber driver, in a cold blood murder on Friday and labelled them dangerous thugs?” asked Shabaan

“The late Etyang was my assistant for four years, thereafter worked with the MD KEMSA. I can swear he was not a robber, that’s nonsense, cold-blooded murder. The killers should face the full force of the law,” Kabogo responded in a tweet.

It is alleged that the officer, attached to the lethal Flying Squad, was in the company of an Uber driver, when the police shot them while visiting a home alleged to be of some Nigerian occupants.

According to reports, the flying squad officer was shot 12 times, while the Uber driver was shot 5 times. Both succumbed to their injuries on the spot.