A police constable in Homa Bay County has been arrested for allegedly assaulting a senior officer with a panga.
The officer is attached to Pala Police Post in Ndhiwa Sub-county.
Koech Kimutai commands the police post and was assaulted after disagreeing with his junior colleague over a suspect who was in their custody.
The fallout began shortly after Kimutai reportedly learned that a suspect was missing from the cells and went to the constable’s house to enquire about the whereabouts of the suspect.
Kimutai failed to get a convincing answer. When he insisted on knowing more about how the suspect got out of the cell, the police constable took a sharp panga and pounced on him.
Kimutai reported that the officer intended to cut his head with the panga but he shielded the panga using his right hand. He sustained a deep cut on his palm.
He was rushed to Pala Health Center where he was treated and discharged. Police from Ndhiwa Police Station visited the scene to assess the situation.
The constable was arrested and taken to Ndhiwa Police Station.
Homa Bay County Police Commander Samson Kinne said investigations had been launched into the matter.
Kinne said the arrested officer will face punitive legal action upon completion of the investigations.
“Investigations are going on. The arrested officer will be charged in court,” Kinne said.