Six arrested for burning down police vehicle in Kirinyaga


Six arrested for burning down police vehicle in Kirinyaga
The police vehicle involved in the road accident on the Kutus--Kianyaga road on August 26, 2019 . PHOTO| JOHNSON MUREITHI

In Summary

  • According to Gichugu Deputy OCPD Alfred Ng'eno, the suspects were flushed out from their hideouts at Rwambiti village and the operation will continue day and night until all the culprits are arrested.
  • The police Land Cruiser was set on fire after it collided with a motorcycle carrying two passengers.
  • The boda boda rider died on the spot, while one of the passengers succumbed to injuries at Kerugoya Hospital where the third victim is undergoing treatment.

Police in Kirinyaga County have arrested six suspects linked to the torching of a police vehicle at Rwambiti area on the Kianyaga-Kutus road in Gichugu Constituency on Sunday.

According to Gichugu Deputy OCPD Alfred Ng’eno, the suspects were flushed out from their hideouts at Rwambiti village and the operation will continue day and night until all the culprits are arrested.

“We have six prime suspects, five men and a woman, we wont stop until we bring all suspects to book,” Ng’eno said.

The police land cruiser was set on fire after it collided with a motorcycle carrying two passengers.

The boda boda rider died on the spot, while one of the passengers succumbed to injuries at Kerugoya Hospital where the third victim is undergoing treatment.

Following the accident, angry boda boda riders and locals milled around the scene and hurled stones at the police officers before torching the vehicle.

Six officers based at Kianyaga Police Station were injured and taken to Kerugoya Police Station.

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