Migori mob kills police officer for intercepting bhang

A police officer has died after a mob attacked him for intercepting bhang at Kaler area in Nyatike Sub-County.

The police officer, who was on night duty with his colleague, had intercepted a boda-boda that was carrying bhang at around 9pm on Saturday night.

According to Migori police commander Mark Wanjala, the boda-boda rider raised an alarm after he was intercepted attracting a crowd that descended on the officer.

"The boda-boda man had a motorbike which was carrying bhang and they arrested him. One person raised the alarm and the community came to his rescue," Mr. Wanjala said.

Wanjala said the mob physically assaulted the officer with machetes, cut him several times on the head before stabbing him.

Attempts by his colleague to fire his gun to scare the mob bore no fruits at the crowd remained adamant.

He managed to escape unhurt.

The police officer stationed at Kaler patrol base was rushed to Ombo Mission Hospital in Migori town where he succumbed to his injuries.

"We have launched our investigations into the matter," Wanjala said