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Residents storm AP camp, destroy Chief's camp over insecurity

02 February 2015, 10:42 Ben Wafula

Bungoma - Residents of Mayanja Vitunguu shopping centre in Kanduyi constituency on Sunday stormed an Administration Police camp and destroyed the Marakaru Chief's camp following a spate of insecurity which led to the attack of businessmen in the area.

The residents paralyzed transport and business in the busy shopping centre situated along the Bungoma-Chwele highway as they lit bonfire protesting the Saturday night attack that left three people nursing gun shots and panga wounds.

Confirming the incident, Bungoma County Commissioner Mohamed Maalim said that a group of around 10 armed and hooded robbers attacked the market at around 8pm and attacked the businessmen.

"As much as we want to condemn this heinous act, we have been enjoying a relatively calm period in the County. I appeal to all members of the public to avoid taking law into their hands and let the security agencies play their role," said Maalim.

The injured people are recuperating at the Bungoma County referral hospital in stable condition while all the nine police officers based at the Mayanja AP camp have been transferred with immediate effect.

"The security committee in the County have decided to transfer all the nine officers to work elsewhere because the area has become inhabitable for them. We have also deployed other officers here so we can ensure that security of the common mwananchi is guaranteed," said Maalim.

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The County Commissioner asked area leaders to avoid inciting locals to invade the police station because it does not augur well with the government directive.

Earlier on, Kanduyi MP Wafula Wamunyinyi condemned the incident and called on the security apparatus to be alert and carry on with night patrols to ensure that residents and businessmen live peacefully.

"Police officers live barely 100 metres from the market but they never assisted when the robbers were attacking residents for over an hour. It's the third incident and those behind it have not been apprehended," said Wamunyinyi.

Linus Nyongesa, a businessman who was robbed at gun point, narrated how the robbers in police uniform approached his watchman and identified themselves as police officers but later turned violent once the gate door was opened.

"Those robbers disguise themselves as police officers to steal from us. Let the police officers do everything possible to arrest them or else we will keep losing our lives and valuables to them," said Nyongesa.

Nyongesa said that they suspected that the robbers were either police officers or colluding with cops to rob innocent Wananchi.

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