MAJOR CHAOS IN BUNGOMA. TWO PEOPLE DEAD
Residents of Kimwanga village, Bungoma County woke up on Sunday to a gruesome incident in which two people were attacked with one person dying on the spot while the other died while receiving medical attention at a private facility in Bungoma town.
The two are believed to have been attacked in the wee hours on Sunday. One is believed to have been a security guard at Vuta Pumzi bar while the other one was a head teacher at Masielo primary school.
The Kamaeti OCPD Aggrey Makomere condemned the incident asking area residents to be vigilant and report suspicious individuals in the area. Makomere noted that he received a distress call at 4 am from the caretaker at Vuta Pumzi bar stating that a security guard had been killed and the body left in a pool of blood.
“When I received the call concerning the incident, I moved very first using my vehicle to come and see what had happened, I found the teacher lying helplessly as the watchman was lying in a pool of blood,” Makomere said. Mr Makomere said that he took an initiative and rushed the teacher to a hospital in Bungoma town, where he was later pronounced dead.
However, he said that police officers in Bumula are on the watch out to ensure that security is beefed up ahead of the Tuesday elections. The OCPD noted that the assailants didn’t take anything from the bar, they only took the deceased’s phones.
“I think this is a young gang that has developed in Kimaeti, they escaped with the phones to interfere with investigations,” he said.
Area MCA Sospeter Nyongesa asked the relevant authorities to move with speed and investigate the matter, asking residents to be careful, especially during this election season.
“I want to ask police officers to do a speedy interrogation and identify the killers, this is very unfortunate,” Nyongesa said. Mr Nyongesa urged residents to keep peace before, during and after elections.
” I don’t know what was the intention of these people. If it was because of politics then a person behind this bizarre incident should be arrested and arraigned,” he said.
On his part, James Juma Kimwanga faulted officers based at Kimwanga police station for sleeping on the job whenever an incident is reported.
“Police officers that were deployed there to help us enhance security are always asleep, they act slowly whenever called upon, we want them to assure us of tight security ahead of the Tuesday polls,” he said.
The bodies of the deceased are now preserved at Bungoma county referral hospital mortuary as police officers launch investigations into the murder.
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