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Police killed, firearm stolen during illicit brew crackdown in Rarieda

By Antynet Ford

Police in Siaya, Rarieda Sub-county have launched investigations into the death of a police inspector attached to Ndori police station was murdered and his firearm stolen by members of the public during a crackdown on illicit brew yesterday evening.

Simon Mwangi Kariuki left the station together with his colleague Wilfred Maina at around 7.00 pm and proceeded to Oyude market after they got information that Caren Okumu alias Nyaseme had illicit alcohol.

On arrival, the officers arrested the said lady Nyaseme with 21 sachets of 100ml each and 4 packets of Super Match cigarettes for export.

The suspect raised an alarm and it was then that a rowdy youth accosted the officers and started pelting them with stones and crude weapons thereby fatally injuring the inspector of police while Maina managed to escape with injuries on his right shoulder.

In the event, inspector Kariuki’s pistol with an unknown number of ammunition was robbed from him as he is said to have fired five shots in the air to scare away the attackers in vain before he succumbed to injuries.

One suspect namely Caren Okumu has been arrested and is assisting the police with investigations as a search for the firearm and hunt for more suspects continue.

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Security personnel led by Siaya County Police Commander Cleti Kimaiyo have since visited the scene processed.

The body was moved to Lwak mission hospital mortuary to await postmortem.

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