There was drama at Langata police station following a confrontation between police and five Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) soldiers who had stormed the station seeking the release of a KDF colleague who had been arrested over suspicion of committing assault.
Shots were fired in the air as police sought reinforcement to contain the soldiers who were not armed. No one was injured in the Tuesday evening incident.
The arrested soldier had been involved in a brawl with a traffic officer along Kitengela Road before he was arrested and detained at the Langata police station.
This was after he allegedly accused the police officer of causing a traffic jam on the Kitengela Road.
Constable Dennis Mwangi told his seniors he was attending to an accident on the road when the soldier confronted him accusing him of causing a traffic jam by blocking the road.
It was then that Mwangi called for reinforcement and arrested the soldier who was escorted to the nearby station. Mwangi claimed the soldier had assaulted him.