Police officer lynched by members of the public in Nairobi
17 May 2016, 13:16
Nairobi - A Police officer has been killed by angry residents who accused him of planning to commit a robbery.
The police officer was lynched and two of his colleagues wounded in the botched robbery in Kamulu, Nairobi.
According to area residents, the officers had gone to steal from a homestead on
Monday night when an alarm was raised, alerting a mob that killed the one officer and injured two others while more escaped on foot.
Kayole OCPD Ali Nuno told News24 that indeed those found were officers off duty.
" They are Police officers on duty and we suspect they had gone to commit crime," he stated.
He said that the ones in hospital are being questioned over the matter.
" We are already questioning them. They were eight so we want to know the identities of the other five," he added.
The injured are being treated at the Mama Lucy hospital in Kayole.
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