Three people, including a police officer, were killed on Wednesday during running battles in Kenyenya, Kisii County, as residents protested the killing of a conductor in hands of police. The driver by name onderi died in hands of police and after alleged beating. A boda boda rider mr hesbon was shot dead while pursuing officers
Two police officers and a student were also injured in the fracas on Wednesday afternoon.
HOW THE POLICE OFFICER WAS KILLED
he conductor was shot dead by police who had been trailing him to Magenche area, a shopping centre three kilometers from Kenyenya town.
Villagers said he took a car to Magenche where a driver had been waiting for him to pick a group of men for a journey.
The conductor refused to stop when police officers flagged him down but was eventually caught and hit with the butt of a gun.
Acting Kisii County Police Commander Francis Nguli said a statement will be issued once they have all the details.
He confirmed the death of the officer but said he did not have information regarding his rank.
The policeman was cornered after his gun ran out of bullets as he quelled the protests. He fled in the direction of Kerongorori river bank where he was killed.
GSu officers have been deployed to area and situation is under control