Irate mob on Thursday evening blocked police officers from arresting a suspected chang'aa seller in Wabogonyi village, Webuye East Sub-County, Bungoma County.
According to police reports obtained by the press, two policemen drawn from Misikhu police post, Police Constable Simon Said together with hiss colleague Constable Brian Sunguti accompanied by Namarambi Location administrator John Musamali, Assistant administrator Marinda Sub-location Elizabeth Situma, assistant administrator Makuselwa Sub-location Dauglas Wanyonyi and assistant administrator Wabukhonyi Sub location Hezron Wanyonyi were on a sting operation in bid to fight off the sale of illicit brews in Wabogonyi village.
The group toured the residential compound of a 32-year-old Bernard Namisi Masinde before producing 200 Litres of Kangara and 10 Litres of Chang'aa found in his possession.
During his arrest by the two policemen, he turned wild and attempted to evade police dragnet arrest. On being handcuffed by the officers, he raised an alarm and attracted the attention of locals who responded in large numbers to his distressed calls. The Irate mob armed with machetes and axes, blocked the officers from arresting the suspected chang'aa seller.During the melee, Police Constable Simon Said who had his Jericho Pistol in his pockets, was assaulted and sustained a deep cut on the forehead by one member of the mob.
This prompted Simon Said to spray two rounds of ammunition in air in so as to disperse the charged crowd away. However, Simon's attacker went on assaulting him.
Angered with his conduct, Simon shot his left side of the head before the bullet found its way out behind his head. He was taken to Lugulu Mission Hospital for emergency treatment, but he was pronounced brought dead.
The crime scene was toured by police based at Webuye police station together with their Scpc Webuye East and identified the alleged attacker as 45-year-old Simiyu Soita .
His lifeless body has since been removed to Lugulu Mission Hospital waiting autopsy.
The suspected Chang'aa seller, Namisi Masinde was apprehended while receiving treatment at Bhakhita Hospital in Misikhu Market.
The incident was registered under OB number 11/07/10/2021 at 4.50pm.
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