Senior KDF Officer Shoots Police Enforcing Curfew

  • A file image of a man aiming to shoot
    A file image of a man aiming to shoot
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  • A senior Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) officer was arrested for allegedly shooting a police officer who caught him drinking past curfew hours.

    A report by Daily Nation on Sunday, November 22, indicated that the KDF official identified as Lieutenant Colonel Samuel Ngaruiya Maina, shot and injured Police Constable Victor Osiro.

    Officer Osiro is reported to have busted Maina and others at a drinking joint in Njoro, Nakuru County, past curfew hours and sought to arrest them for breaking Covid-19 containment measures.

    A report at Rift Valley Police Headquarters indicated that Osiro was shot when he attempted to arrest the revelers.

    Several guns laid on a table
    Several guns laid on a table.
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    He sustained leg injuries and was taken to Njoro Sub-County Hospital before being discharged shortly after.

    After he noticed that the bleeding would not stop, Osiro returned to the hospital and was referred to Nakuru Mediheal Hospital.

    "Mr Osiro was treated at the Njoro Sub-county Hospital and discharged, but was referred to a hospital in Nakuru where he is undergoing treatment. He is in stable condition," read the report in part.

    Ngaruiya was arrested alongside another suspect, James Warui Maina.

    When the KDF official was arrested, his Beza 496 gun which was loaded with 15 rounds of ammunition and car were seized.

    The two are set to be arraigned in court on Monday, November 23, 2020.

    There has been a rise in the number of assault cases either meted against or by the police.

    In October, a police officer was charged with chopping off the hands of a lawyer which led to his death.

    It was alleged that officer Nancy Njeri chopped off lawyer Onesmus Masaku's hand while defending herself from his attempt to rape her in his house. The matter is currently under investigations with the officer now facing murder charges.

    Lawyer Onesmus Masaku who died on Sunday, October 18, after sustaining injuries when his hands were chopped off.
    Lawyer Onesmus Masaku who died on Sunday, October 18, after sustaining injuries when his hands were chopped off.
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