A suspect on Thursday night walked free after 14 police officers stormed Mandera police station in Mandera County.

The Administration Police officers (AP) attacked the station after a colleague of theirs named constable Richard Githaka Karanja was arrested over a suspected robbery with violence.

Police report indicated that the incident occurred in the presence of the officer commanding station (OCS) and several other police officers that were on duty.

The group which is posted at the Rapid Deployment Unit in Mandera Kapedo made their way to the station in full combat gear and begun shooting in the air.

Demand made at gun point

The officers at gun point, proceeded to demand for the key to the cell which Karanja was being held in.

Once Karanja was freed, the AP officers fired again in the air and left on foot to their camp that was located approximately five kilometers away from the scene of the incident.

In November 2016, more than 60 youths stormed Kilome police station in Kilungu armed with crude weapons and demanded the release of their colleague who was arrested over allegedly being in possession of several rolls of bhang.

During the incident that lasted for about 30 minutes, more than eight suspects escaped from the station.