3 cops beaten silly after they were caught collecting bribes in Bomet

3 cops beaten silly after they were caught collecting bribes in Bomet

Three police officers are nursing serious injuries at the Ndanai sub-county Hospital in Bomet after they were thrashed by irate members of the public.

The three who are attached to the Kibuse ASTU camp in Nyamira, are alleged to have been collecting bribes and harassing boda-boda operators in the region.

The officers; Vincent Rugut, Hussein Dribo and Jeremia Ndolo were cornered by members of the public at around 7pm and pelted with stones.

A video seen by Citizen Digital shows a crowd descending on three people believed to be the police officers with kicks and blows.

They were rescued from a possible lynching by several officers from Bomet who were on patrol.

Witnesses say the officers fired into the air repeatedly to disperse the crowd baying for the two cops blood.

A motorcycle of registration number KMFC 390 that the officers were using was also set ablaze during the kerfuffle.

“Police oficers enforcing curfew are friendly and familiar to us, these one’s were ruthless and arrogant which prompted us to suspect they were not police officers, we gave them a good beating, one tried to plead with the crowd while talking in Kalenjin but no one heard him,”s aid Nelson Bett, a boda boda operator at Sotik.

Bomet county commandant Naomi Ichami said investigation into the matter have begun.

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