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Kisumu police shoot 3 in road rage with motorists

By Isaiah Gwengi | August 30th 2016 at 00:00:00 GMT +0300

Police shot three people after the public tried to stop them from towing a car involved in an accident.

Another person sustained injuries following a stampede that followed the shooting at Usenge in Bondo sub-county.

The shot victims were last evening fighting for their lives at the Bondo sub-county hospital where they were rushed by the same officers.

The incident was the second in the sub-county in less than a month.

Three weeks ago, police shot dead three people as they foiled an attempt to lynch two women suspected of stealing a baby from Siaya County Referral Hospital.

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Two died at the scene while the third succumbed at the Jaramogi  Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital while undergoing treatment.

Bondo OCPD, Paul Kiarie, yesterday confirmed the Usenge shooting but declined to give details, saying he was yet to get full briefing from his officers on the ground. 

“Yes, there was an incident but I am just heading there. We will talk later,” he said.

A witness, Rogers Ochieng, said the shooting followed an accident where one car had rammed another.

“A crowd had gathered at the scene, as the two motorists tried to sort out the matter when police arrived. They insisted on towing the vehicles to the station but the motorists resisted saying they had  agreed. The public supported them. All of a sudden, we heard sound of gun fire,” said Mr Ochieng.

He added: “One of the police officers rushed to Usenge to report the shooting.”


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