Thugs claim the life of a police officer, injures one and escapes with guns while a teacher escapes by a whisker in Siaya.
A police officer who was escorting KCSE exam papers to Mahero secondary school in Alego Usonga, Siaya County was killed on Monday morning.
The officer was in the company of his colleague and the centre manager when they were ambushed by unknown assailants with crude weapons.
According to eye witnesses led by Joachim Kombo, the officers had just alighted from a school bus that had ferried them to pick the examination papers from Siaya County headquarters but alighted a few meters away because the bus could not reach the school due to the bad state of the road.
While the centre manager fled for safety, the thugs killed one of the officer and injured the other. The thugs escaped with the officers’ firearms before taking off.
Security personnel rushed to the scene, and took the injured officer to Siaya County Referral Hospital for treatment. The body of the deceased was taken to the hospital’s mortuary.
Siaya County Commissioner Julius Otieno and the County Police Commander Cleti Kimaiyo who led the security team that visited the scene and picked the injured officer to Siaya County referral hospital where he is undergoing treatment.