Osman Jama Abdi, a 25 year old motorist has been arrested after he ran over and killed a traffic police officer in Mombasa County.

A police report indicated that the Monday incident occured after Osman Jama Abdi was flagged down at Buxton junction on the Mombasa-Malindi road for a traffic check.

According to Area police boss Maxwell Agoro the driver had been flagged down due to careless driving and upon interrogation, he was found without a driving license.

"The driver was asked to turn off the engine to allow the traffic officer conduct a check, but he declined, prompting the officer to open the door of the car with an intent to turn off the ignition. Instead, Mr Abdi grabbed the officer Julius Marwa’s hand attempting to pull him inside the motor vehicle."

The suspect then drove off at a high speed dragging the officer’s feet on the tarmac for about 200 meters before pushing him out.

The traffic officer was then run over by the rear right wheel where he sustained serious head injury and multiple fractures on his pelvic.

Officer Julius Marwa was rushed to Jocham Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

The vehicle used by the suspect was later traced to a basement parking within Beach Road Estate in Nyali.

Osman, who was found inside the car, was arrested and his vehicle was towed to Makupa Police Station.