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Candidate spends night in police cells

03 February 2015, 16:25 Dareel Eric

Vihiga - Police in Luanda, Vihiga County, are on the spot after an evening swoop saw a class eight pupil spend a night in the cold police cells.

The officers had gone to crackdown on illicit brews in the region when they arrested the 17-year-old pupil of Lyamagale Primary School.

The pupil was in company of his cousin at Eliang'oma village in Wekhomo location at around 7pm, when the incident occurred over the weekend.

"We had been sent to buy bread in the nearby kiosk before we met the police who were accompanied by the community policing group members who arrested us," narrated the pupil.

The candidate's grandfather, Philemon Obwonya, said that he tried to explain to Luanda OCS, Monica Kimani that he had sent the boys to the kiosk for bread but she could not listen.

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"The OCS said that I could bail out the two the following morning," said Obwonya.

When he went to the police station to inquire about the same, he was also bundled into the cells.

Obwonya said that he was forced to part with KES 5000 bail to secure the release of the three, although no receipt was issued.

The incident has raised eyebrows amongst the residents who are now calling on the police commandant to investigate the issue and offer the necessary advice before they demonstrate against the police.  

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