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It’s kill and be killed in Ukasi, Mwingi

It’s kill and be killed in Ukasi, Mwingi
A senior police officer in Kitui County narrowly escaped death after a man armed with a panga attacked him on Monday evening while he was on duty at a roadblock on the Mwingi-Garissa highway.
Officer Commanding Ukasi Police Station in Mwingi East Sub- County Antony Karisa sustained serious shoulder injuries after he was attacked by a man who had just hacked to death another man under unclear circumstances.
The officer reportedly shot to death the assailant whom the police didn’t reveal his name   in the 7 pm incident that sparked profound shock, tension and panic among the villagers
According to Ukasi OCPD Gideon Mugambi, the officer was attacked while he was responding after the assailant who is a local resident killed a government official who was working with Northern Water Services Board at Garissa County.
 The NWSB official who was heading to Nairobi had alighted from his car to greet his colleague Mr Kimwaki Mutinda, 45 who was heading to Garissa. Mr Mutinda had stopped a few meters from the police barrier where coincidentally he met with the deceased
“As the two were having a chat, the attacker approached them from behind and cut the victim on the head before chopping off his both hands. This prompted his colleague to dash for safety as he called for help,” Mr Mugambi said on phone.
Mr Mugambi added that the noise triggered police manning the roadblock, about 80 meters away to swiftly rush towards where alarming noise was coming from.
“As they were approaching there the assailant charged at the officers telling them to stop going his direction. He aggressively advanced to them and cut on the shoulder one of them,” said the OCPD who did not want to reveal whether it was the OCS who was injured.
“The officer sustained a deep cut on the right shoulder but the attacker was immediately shot on the stomach and died on the spot,” said Mr Mugambi. He said the officer was rushed to Mwingi Level IV hospital where he was treated and discharged.
Mwingi Times learnt that the OCS was indeed injured after we caught up with him Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) offices in Mwingi where we learnt he was recording a statement with the detectives.
Mr Karisa however declined to comment on the matter referring journalists to the DCIO Mr James Manuni who also said he had no complete report and was just helping the victim’s colleague to write a statement over the incident.
Mr Mugambi said the two bodies were taken for preservation at Level IV Hospital mortuary.

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