Of­fi­cer dies af­ter at­tack in Bondo

Daily Nation (Kenya) - - NATIONAL NEWS - BY NELCON OD­HI­AMBO

A po­lice of­fi­cer died af­ter he was al­legedly as­saulted by boda boda rid­ers on Mon­day night in Bondo, Si­aya County.

Mr Rodgers Nalianya, sta­tioned at Ko­gelo po­lice sta­tion, died on ar­rival at Bondo sub-county hos­pi­tal af­ter sus­tain­ing in­juries in the at­tack.

Ac­cord­ing to Si­aya po­lice com­man­dant Sarah Dun­can, the of­fi­cer was in pur­suit of a bur­glary sus­pect in Bondo. The case had been re­ported at the Ko­gelo po­lice sta­tion in July by Mr Caleb Omolo.

“The po­lice of­fi­cer died on ar­rival in Bondo town from se­ri­ous in­juries he sus­tained in the at­tack,” said Ms Dun­can.

She said Mr Nalianya had been in­formed that the sus­pect, in the case that was slated to be heard to­day, was spot­ted in Bondo.

Ms Dun­can said the of­fi­cer and his col­leagues re­ceived a hos­tile re­cep­tion from boda boda rid­ers when they ar­rived in the town, forc­ing them to seek refuge at Bondo po­lice sta­tion. “The of­fi­cer was head­ing back to his work sta­tion when the boda boda op­er­a­tors at­tacked him,” she said.

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