Police in Naivasha have launched a manhunt for a group of thugs who waylaid the area OCS and stole his gun while on his way home.
During the 2 am incident in Lakeview Estate a few metres from Naivasha Police Station, the thugs left the senior officer Alexander Korir for the dead following the attack.
The officer had hours earlier led a crackdown targeting bars and eateries operating past 9 pm when the thugs who were allegedly armed with an AK47 confronted him outside his gate.
According to Naivasha Assistant County Commissioner Mutua Kisilu, the OCS had just parked outside his gate when the thugs attacked.
He said the thugs seriously injured him on the head and left him unconscious before his neighbours came to his rescue.
“He was rushed to one of the private hospitals in serious condition and unconscious but he has since stabilised,” said Mutua.
He added that they had launched a manhunt for the suspects adding that it was a matter of time before they caught up with them.
“During the robbery incident the thugs made away with his Ceska pistol which was fully loaded and other personal effects,” he said.
Meanwhile, three people were killed in two separate accidents along the Nairobi-Nakuru Highway on Sunday evening.
In the first incident that involved a trailer and a van near Gilgil town; four passengers were left fighting for their lives.
The van was overtaking when the lorry that was heading to Nairobi from Nakuru rammed on it killing the duo on the spot.
Gilgil OCPD John Ondit confirmed the incident adding that four others were seriously injured and rushed to St Mary’s Mission Hospital.
“The van that had six occupants was overtaking a fleet of vehicles when it crashed into the incoming trailer killing two occupants while four people were seriously injured,” he said.
And in Naivasha, one man died on the spot following an accident that involved two trucks near Kinungi Trading Centre along the highway.
“One of the trucks was overtaking when it hit the incoming vehicle killing the driver on the spot while two people escaped with minor injuries,” said a witness Peter Kimani.