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Shock as gang attacks police officer and escapes with gun


Residents of Kisumu have been left in rude shock after a gang attacked a police officer on duty and escaped with his gun and more than 30 bullets. The unfortunate incident happened to an Administration Police officer was manning the Kenya Bureau of Standards offices in Kibos, Kisumu East, together with his colleague. It is reported that the assailants escaped with the officer’s mobile handset, wallet and other unknown valuables. Funnily nothing was stolen at the government installation on the Saturday night incident. According to the area OCPD Mr Ancent Kaloki, they received a report of the incident on Saturday night after a passerby found the officer unconscious.

He said the officer had gone to the nearby shop when the gang descented on him with crude weapons. He would later be found by a passerby lying by the road and reported to his colleague at the gate who rushed to check..

The injured officer was taken to Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital.

Already some of the leads, the OCPD said, are signals of the officer’s phone, which he said officers are relying on to narrow down the attackers' movements. He said no robbery incident had been reported using the AK47 stolen from the officer. Kaloki asked the public to report any leads. “It is dangerous to have the firearm ­in the wrong hands. We ask the public to report to the nearest police station should they see anybody with a suspicious firearm."