Kenyan police say they have taken disciplinary action against a policeman filmed forcing his way into a private car via a window on a busy road in the capital, Nairobi.
The incident, highly circulated on social media, was captured by a local TV crew in the central business district.
In the clip, the policeman in uniform is seen forcefully entering the vehicle through the passenger window before ejecting the driver, who walks away.
The policeman is then seen driving away with the passenger.
Via Twitter, the Directorate of Criminal Investigations said there appeared to be some argument that “degenerated into an ugly scene”.
“The cop took one step back, removed his cap and shoved his left foot through the co-driver’s window gaining entry to the vehicle, with little regard to the passenger occupying the passenger seat,” it said, describing the incident.
The probe unit noted that the “distasteful conduct” of the policeman had attracted online condemnation.
The National Police Service reported that the officer had been identified and action was being taken.
“We reiterate that it is imperative for individual police officers to discharge their mandate professionally, diligently and with high levels of discipline,” it said.
Kenyan police have been often accused of brutality.