The police are searching for six rowdy bodaboda operators who on Tuesday attacked a police officer along Kisumu-Mamboleo road in Kisumu County.
The six, who were armed with stones and pangas, smashed the door of the police officer's vehicle harassing him for no unknown reasons.
According to Kisumu County Police Commissioner, Stephen Nyakinya, the police senior sergeant driver, who has been identified as Mr Pearson Muite, sustained head injuries during the incident and he is fighting for his life at the Jomo Kenyatta Teaching and Referral Hospital in Kisumu county.
"It is unfortunate that senior sergeant Muite was attacked by unknown people and sources reveal they are bodaboda operators within this locality. We are investigating the matter," Stephen said.
The officer is alleged to have lost his mobile phone during the midday attack.
Mr Nyakinya also hinted that the attack may have been planned by a section of bodaboda operators who don’t want other police to patrol in the area.
At the same time he noted that the police are pursuing possible leads to apprehend the culprits.
“We are aware the rogue bodaboda operators doesn't want to see any of our officers in the area but I think this is a public area and anyone is free to move," Stephen added.
He warned the Mamboleo residents against such incidents terming it as illegal and unfortunate.
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