Deputy OCS lynched after killing bodaboda rider


Deputy OCS lynched after killing bodaboda rider

In Summary

  • Khachonge Police Station Deputy OCS Paul Kerich is said to have shot 27-year-old George Simiyu four times; twice on the chest, once in the armpit and once on the neck.
  • The 5:30pm incident reportedly happened after the senior officer was engaged in a heated argument with the rider and his friend.
  • The rider’s friend, who was also shot twice by the trigger-happy officer, is recuperating at Tongaren Health Centre where he was rushed by well-wishers.

A senior officer was on Tuesday evening lynched by residents of Binyenya Village in Tongaren Constituency, Bungoma County, after he reportedly shot and killed a bodaboda operator.

Khachonge Police Station Deputy OCS Paul Kerich is said to have shot 27-year-old George Simiyu four times; twice on the chest, once in the armpit and once on the neck.

The 5:30pm incident reportedly happened after the senior officer was engaged in a heated argument with the rider and his (rider’s) friend.

The bodaboda operator’s friend, who was also shot twice by the trigger-happy officer, is recuperating at Tongaren Health Centre where he was rushed by well-wishers.

The shooting came only hours after area residents, led by the bodaboda riders, had dug trenches and planted banana stems along the Ndalu-Hambichi Road protesting against its poor state.

The officer, who was in plain clothes at the time of the incident, was reportedly patrolling the area and taking photos of the damage caused to the road by the riders.

Speaking to Citizen Digital, the mother to the deceased rider termed his son as a hardworking person who provided for his siblings and his two jobless housewives.

“Are police meant to protect people or kill them? I do not know why the cop killed my son, I want justice to be done,” she said.

The body of the officer has been transferred to Cheranganyi Hospital Morgue in Transzoia County.

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