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Wanted man shot dead in Taita-Taveta for attacking police arresting him

By Renson Mnyamwezi | June 7th 2021

A man was yesterday shot dead in Taita-Taveta County for critically injuring three police officers.

The officers were stabbed, and were yesterday receiving treatment at a local hospital.

County Police commander Patrick Okeri said: “We are still piecing up details.”

The officers had raided Mpizinyi village in the outskirts of Mwatate town to arrest the man. “The suspect escaped to his parents’ house near Kipusi Primary,” said an officer.

He was later found sitting with his mother, and turned violent on seeing the officers. The officers said the suspect later emerged from the house armed with a machete, and holding his mother as a shield... attacked the officers. In the process he was shot dead.


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