Eight-armed prison officers on Thursday, August 26, stormed Madogo Police Station in Tana River County and allegedly threatened to combat the police officers on duty at the station for holding their colleague in the cells.
Led by their inspector, the showed their intent of trying to free their colleague and the eight armed officers purportedly tried to grab the Occurrence Book (OB) and ordered they be handed the cell keys that interfered with the lock where the said colleague was locked up.
According to a report seen by K24 Digital the prisoner prison officer was arrested for contravening curfew orders but prior to the arrest the officer had over-powered and beaten up two regular police officers.
“The prison officer was nabbed contravening curfew orders and while he was being arrested, he became violent and assaulted the two officers who sustained serious injuries,” a report filed at the station read in part.
The two warring teams then engaged in a scuffle as officers attached to the station rushed to the scene and tried to rescue their colleagues.
This is after the eight armed officers had tried to evict the said prison officer from inside the cells where he was being held.
Commotion ensued at the station, forcing one-armed prison warder to fire one round in the air with the aim of startling away the rescue team.
Two officers were casualties after being assaulted by the warder and sustained serious injuries on their faces, lips and hands.
A fortnight ago, a police officer stormed from Embu Prisons with the aim of killing a Mount Kenya University (MKU) student who had allegedly conned him Sh900,000.
Currently, the National Police Service (NPS) through the office of the Inspector General of Police is aimed at addressing depression and mental health. This will see police officers undergo mental assessment in order to deal with the increasing death cases