Gangsters steals seven G3 rifles and clobber officer senseless in a daring raid in Mumias, Kakamega police post

Police are currently engage in a major operation hunting for a group of gangsters who carried out a daring raid in Mumias.

 

Police are currently engaged in an intensive manhunt, hunting for a group of gangsters who carried out a daring raid.

Officers from regular, Administration Police and Flying Squad are in currently involved in a major operation, combing for a gang who raided the Booker police post in Mumias, Kakamega and made away with seven G3 rifles and more than 180 ammuniation.

Western region police commandant, Moses Ombati told the media that according to their initial investigations, the thugs entered the Booker police post purporting to be victims seeking assistance.

They entered the post at around 3am yesterday and then turned on the officer, hitting him with crude weapons.

“They assaulted him to the point he lost consciousness, then they broke into the armoury and made away with the seven rifles,” Ombati said.

After assaulting the officer, the thugs then stole nine magazines each containing 20 rounds of ammunition.

“In total they went away with 184 rounds of ammunition. This is very dangerous to the lives of civilians,” Ombati warned.

The injured officer was reportedly discovered lying in a pool of blood by another officer who was reporting for duty at 5am in the morning and taken to St Mary’s Mission Hospital in critical condition.

Ombati said the police post initially had four officers on duty, but three of them were away during the raid, responding to a distress call.

However, unconfirmed reports from Mumias Sugar employees indicates that the station is always only manned by one police officer despite having four police officers.

The other three officers normally carry out night patrols around the company estates.

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