× Digital News Videos Opinions Cartoons Education U-Report E-Paper Lifestyle & Entertainment Nairobian SDE Eve Woman Travelog TV Stations KTN Home KTN News BTV KTN Farmers TV Radio Stations Radio Maisha Spice FM Vybez Radio Enterprise VAS E-Learning Digger Classified The Standard Group Corporate Contact Us Rate Card Vacancies DCX O.M Portal Corporate Email RMS

Three police officers attacked by public hospitalised

Three police officers are admitted to Busia County Referral Hospital after sustaining injuries following a confrontation with members of the public.

The officer in-charge of investigations in Nambale Constituency, Samuel Agutu, said the Administration Police officers attached to Tangakona AP Camp were on patrol on Thursday night when they heard people screaming in a bar in Tangakona market.

When they entered the bar, Mr Agutu said they found revellers fighting over a female attendant from Uganda.

“Police shot in the air to scare the revellers but they became rowdy and started pelting the officers with stones, inflicting them with serious injuries,” he said.

SEE ALSO: Woman, 60, dies after son locks her in burning house

The attackers snatched the guns from the police and ran away. They later handed the rifles to a former police officer in Tangakona.

“The guns were recovered from the home of a former police officer while in good condition,” confirmed Agutu.

The Nambale DCIO said at least four suspects linked to the attack have been arrested.

“Police were only responding to the noise that was coming from the bar, but the revellers decided to attack them, we are going to take legal action,” the DCIO said.

Nambale OCPD Robert Ndambiri said at least four people were arrested. “The four have already recorded statement and investigation is still ongoing,” he said

SEE ALSO: Mombasa sleuths probe student murder

The owner of the bar was also being sought to help police with investigations.

"It is illegal to attack police officers; why they launched an attack on our officers is what we are interested to know and culprits will face the full force of the law,” said Ndambiri.  

Crime Busia County Referral Hospital Tangakona AP Camp

Read More