Man shot dead after attacking police officers in bhang farm

Man shot dead after attacking police officers in bhang farm

Police officers from Hindi Police Station on Sunday had a rough time cornering suspects who had clobbered a cop the previous day.

Acting on intelligence reports, several officers led by Sammy Kamwara went to Sasi village where the suspects were hiding.

The suspects were living at the home of one man only identified as Rasta but were away when the officers arrived.

Police officers met the suspect’s wife and his child and inquired about the whereabouts of Rasta.

The wife was reluctant to give information but her young child offered to help police officers, saying her dad was outside boasting about attacking police officers with a panga.

The police officers, with the help of the child then proceeded to a farm where Rasta was working with three other men.

The four who were armed with pangas were challenged to stop and surrender by officers who had surrounded the farm.

Three suspects are said to have dashed into a bush nearby while their host who was later identified as Bunu Saki advanced towards the officers, shouting and brandishing his panga.

A police officers identified as Harun Mwangi then raised the alarm, alerting the other officers that he was in danger.

The police officer then fired into the air but the suspect kept advancing towards him, prompting other officers to open fire.

The 30-year-old was fatally injured and succumbed soon after.

Officers later realized that the farm the suspects had been cultivating was full of cannabis plants.

The plants were uprooted with officers from the Lamu DCI taking over the investigations.

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Story By Tonny Ndungu
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