Police in Bungoma town have arrested a ring leader of a notorious gang member that has been terrorizing residents of Bungoma town and its environs.
The gang leader identified as Allan Mukenya Barasa escaped the police dragnet on Monday where his members were arrested with assorted items believed to proceeds of theft.
"My team on Tuesday managed to nab the ring leader of the famous gang that operate from Namuyemba/Lusanjela A villages. The suspect identified as Allan Mukenya Barasa was hiding at his brother's house. He is the boyfriend of Rita the one i shared her story yesterday," read the report.
The Commissioner added that the suspect survived bullet shots sometimes back in 2018 as you can see below his ears.
On Monday police officers based in Kanduyi and Bungoma town laid an ambush at Lusanjela A and Namuyemba villages in Kanduyi where they arrested four notorious thugs who have been terrorizing innocent residents.
During the raid, their ring leader managed to escape the security agencies dragnet but not for long as he was nabbed on Monday hiding in his brother's house.
Swalleh also saved the thugs from the angry public lynching.
Lusanjela A and Namuyemba villages are estates in the outskirts of Bungoma town where Senator Moses Wetang'ula stays.
"During the raid, several assorted household goods plus dangerous weapons were recovered from them," said the ACC.
Also recovered were shop goods like sodas, beer, phones and weapons like Pangas.
"Members of the public gave them serious beatings but our officers rescued them before they were transfered and admitted at Bungoma County Referral hospital for medical attention awaiting court arraignment," he said.
During the raid police officers were forced to fire in the air to disperse the angry crowd that was baying for their blood.
"If we delayed a bit, they could have been send to the other world but our quick intervention saved them from the jaws of death," Swaleh said.
Among those arrested on Monday were two men and two women who were staying together in the same rented single room.
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