KK security guard injured in Konoin Unilever Tea estate.
A security guard working for KK Security Kenya Limited and stationed at Koiwa Unilever Tea Kenya limited has been critically injured.
James Emusugut was deeply cut on the neck by one of the tea thieves numbering about 70 who hand invaded the farm to illegally pluck tea leaves for black market.
Mr James was among security guards of KK company and police officers from Konoin who were patrolling the vast Koiwa Unilever Tea estate.
They encountered the thieves who were armed with crude weapons and when they were challenged, they become unruly and cut on the neck and forced the police officers to fire rounds of ammunitions to disperse them.
The injured KK security guard is admitted in a serious condition at Kericho Central Hospital that is own by Unilever Kenya Limited.
Assault on private security personnel guarding the multi national tea estate in the recent time has escalated and is being perpetrated by the local community neighbouring the farm.
Police have launched a thorough investigation into the heinous act and the suspects are still at large.
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