Three suspects have been killed and 10 police officers injured by irate mob in Kamobo in Kapsabet Nandi County.The suspects are believed to be behind a series of brutal killings of boda boda operators in the town .
Angry mob engaged in running battles with the police following the arrest of suspects who are alleged to have been terrorizing the operators.
The residents pelted stones and overpowered the officers who were holding refuge the suspect prompting them to ran for safety. The mob then entered the station and lynched the suspect to death.Ten people were injured during the incident.
Those injured included Nandi central OCPD Joakim Mecha, Nandi Central DCIO Justus Nzelu and other police officers.
The incident comes barely day after a boda boda operator was attacked and injured by unknown gang. The operator sustained serious deep panga injuries on the head.
Confirming the incident Nandi central deputy Commissioner Mr. Richard Ajwang said that more than 3000 angry residents surrounded the police station baying for the suspect’s blood. According to Ajwang, residents demolished police structures leading to immediate temporary closure of Kamobo police post.
Ajwang called on the county leadership to mobilize residents to ensure the culture of togetherness and oneness is entrenched among residents in the largely cosmopolitan town of Kapsabet.
The residents decried rising insecurity cases in the town saying that many boda boda operators have lost their lives in the recent past.
Bodies of the slain victims were taken to Kapsabet County Referral hospital mortuary