Drama ensued at Machakos Vet farm after a man was mercilessly shot dead by police officers during a wild confrontation.
According to sources It was reported that there was a shooting incident at Vet farm opposite the office of the Governor Machakos.
Police rushed to the scene where it was established that APC Victor Kariuki of Cipu currently attached to Vet farm responded to a distress call from security officers deployed at the farm who informed him that there were herders who were illegally grazing there herd of cattle at the farm.
He rushed to the farm and met a group of herders where a confrontation arose between him and the herders.
In process he shot one bullet from his G3 in the air to scare a charging crowd. One Muendo Maundu aged 38yrs ( now deceased ) tried to snatch a rifle from the officer whereby he was shot on the back of the right shoulder and it exited on the back of the left shoulder and he died on the spot.
During the incident angry members of public advanced to the offices of vet farm where they set on fire hay store and also grass plantation. Fire brigade was called to the scene but the store was completely burnt and the grass plantation was also largely burnt.
The scene of shooting incident processed by SCCIO Machakos and body which had a gun shot removed to Machakos level 5 hospital Mortuary pending postmortem.
Value of damages by fire to follow. The officer arrested and placed in custody to assist in investigations.
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