One ar­rested over theft, mur­der of three night guards

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties -

Po­lice in We­buye on Sun­day night ar­rested a man in con­nec­tion with the bru­tal mur­der of three guards in Sango.

The guards were killed on Satur­day night as they were man­ning a lo­cal petrol sta­tion and the gang fled on two mo­tor­cy­cles. They stole Sh5,000.

The man and his ac­com­plices also al­legedly tried to rob a lo­cal restau­rant on Sun­day night in We­buye town be­fore he was ar­rested.

Bungoma East CID boss Paul Mumo urged res­i­dents with in­for­ma­tion on the crim­i­nals to re­port to the po­lice. He told the Star such in­for­ma­tion will be treated con­fi­den­tially.

Bungoma Gover­nor Ken­neth Lusaka has asked county com­mis­sioner Joshua Chep­chieng to in­ten­sify pa­trols.

Lusaka said there is an in­crease in killings and theft.

In June, a head teacher was found mur­dered. His eyes were gouged out, the fin­gers on both hands chopped off, his head skinned and his ears cut off. Teach­ers demon­strated and de­manded the ar­rest of the killers. They said teach­ers have been tar­geted in the area.

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