Two arrested after allegedly hacking police officer on patrol using machete

By , K24 Digital
On Fri, 3 Dec, 2021 16:42 | 2 mins read
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A police officer was on Thursday injured by members of the public following an altercation in Marakwet West in Elgeyo Marakwet County.

The officer identified as Mohammed Rashid sustained injuries after he was attacked with a machete by two civilians.

Rashid was in the company of his colleague Suleiman Mwinyi, and they were conducting a normal patrol when the incident took place.

In a police report seen by K24 Digital and filed at Kapsowar Police Station, the officer was accosted by two people namely; Ben Kibe and Nahashon Kipchirchir.

“It was reported by William Mwanzia a Sergeant and the in-charge Kimnai Police Post that two officers Mohamed Rashid and Suleiman Mwinyi while on beats and patrol duties within Kimnai Trading Centre were accosted by two known locals,” the report read in part.

It further revealed that the suspects; Kibe and Kipchirchir were not provoked by the officers in any way and the reason of the attack is yet to be made clear.

Mohamed, who is currently fighting for his life at a local hospital in Elgeyo Marakwet is said to have sustained a deep panga cut on his right-hand palm and on his small index finger.

Police officers drawn from various stations within the county were then tasked to nab the two suspects.

According to the police report, a manhunt was launched and officers managed to arrest the duo and also recovered the weapon used to attack the officer.

“A manhunt was then conducted the assault weapon namely one panga was recovered now kept at Kimnai Police post as an exhibit and the duo were arrested,” the report revealed.

Kibe and Kipchirchir were charged with the offence of assaulting a police officer who was on duty.

The officer who was injured is currently admitted at Africa Inland Church (AIC) in Kapsowar Mission Hospital for further treatment and examination.