4 police impostors arrested after hijacking sugar truck


Traffic police. Photo/COURTESY
File image of Traffic police. Photo/COURTESY

In Summary

  • The suspects were arrested after carjacking a lorry belonging to Shivling Supermarket on Rongo -Kisii highway on Tuesday night.
  • The police impostors are said to have stopped the lorry which was transporting 200 bags of sugar from Sukari Industry in Ndhiwa sub-county to Shivling Supermarket in Kisii town.
  • They then commandeered the vehicle and upon reaching Nyachenge trading center in Kisii County, injured the driver – Brian Owade - before tossing him out.

Police in Homa-Bay County on Wednesday arrested four armed suspects masquerading as traffic police officers on Oyugis – Kosele road in Rachuonyo South sub-county.

The suspects were arrested after carjacking a lorry belonging to Shivling Supermarket on Rongo -Kisii highway on Tuesday night.

The police impostors are said to have stopped the lorry which was transporting 200 bags of sugar from Sukari Industry in Ndhiwa sub-county to Shivling Supermarket in Kisii town.

They then commandeered the vehicle and upon reaching Nyachenge trading center in Kisii County, the suspects injured the driver – Brian Owade — before tossing him out.

Mr. Owade was found by villagers who rushed him to Lwala Dispensary for first aid before he was transferred to Kisii County Teaching and Referral Hospital where he is undergoing treatment.

Confirming the incident, Homa Bay County Police Commander Marius Tum said the impostors were nabbed while offloading sugar from the carjacked lorry into their lorry on Kosele – Oyugis road.

According to Mr. Tum, the police officers also intercepted another vehicle — a Toyota Noah — which the suspects were alleged to have been traveling in.

Both vehicles were impounded and taken to Oyugis Police Station where the four suspects are also being held.

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