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18 suspects arrested for torching police post

By Cyrus Ombati | October 14th 2020 at 00:00:00 GMT +0300

At least 18 people have been arrested in connection with an attack on a police station in Likuyani, Kakamega County.

The suspects were charged before an Eldoret court on Monday with arson, malicious damage to property and assaulting a police officer.

They were each granted a Sh200,000 bond and surety of same amount.

The incident happened on October 7 when a mob attacked and torched Mbururu Police Patrol Base to protest the arrest of a 21-year-old suspect.

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The suspect had been arrested for assaulting a police officer in charge of the patrol base, but was released on bond pending filing of a P3 Form.

A mob congregated and attacked the station, torching it. Police arrested 18 suspects while others managed to escape.

Police officers swept through villages in the area, hunting down suspects behind the incident.

Area police boss Peris Kimani condemned the attack on the police station and said they are looking for more suspects over the incident.

“This is a criminal act that must be condemned by all. We will ensure those behind the incident face justice. No one should take the law into their own hands,” she said. 

Likuyani Kakamega County Mbururu Police Patrol Base
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