Police in Machakos have shot dead a suspected thug and wounded three others after they were accosted vandalizing guard rails on a newly constructed bridge in the town.
According to the area OCPD, Jopeh ole Tenai, officers who were on patrol found the four cannibalizing the bridge which joins Grogan and Kariobangi estates next to the Kitui road on Sunday and when challenged to surrender, they attacked the police.
Our officers retaliated and shot one dead while the others escaped with gunshot wounds. We are looking for the escapees, he said, while urging residents to report anyone seen with gunshot wounds.
The body of the dead suspect was taken to Machakos Level V Hospital mortuary.
The incident comes barely three days after unknown culprits hacked a watchman to death in the area.
Tenai is now appealing to members of the public to co-operate with security agencies by giving any valuable information that could help fight criminals.
Source: Kenya News Agency