Policeman killed, another injured during Voi chang’aa raid

April 3, 2017 10:15 am
The officer was in the company of a colleague, who managed to escape to escape unhurt when the incident occurred/FILE

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 3 – Two Administration Police officers were attacked and set ablaze in Voi at the weekend when they were mistaken to be thugs during a raid at a Chang’aa den.

Both were rushed to hospital but reports indicate that one succumbed to injuries on Sunday morning, while his colleague is still admitted to hospital.

A report filed at the Voi Police station shows that the two were attacked at Marabu Village on Saturday and were later rushed to Moi Referral Hospital by their colleagues who responded to their distress call.

The report seen by Capital FM News says the two were Administration Police Constables based in Voi.

Police say the two were attacked because they were not in uniformed and were not at the time they raided homes in Marabu in search of illicit brews.

“People thought that they were thugs, that is why they attacked them,” one senior police officer said, but assured that “investigations are underway and those responsible will face the law because the attack was not justified at all.”


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