Police Officer Escorting KCSE Papers Ambushed , Killed In Siaya

Police Officer Escorting KCSE Papers Ambushed , Killed In Siaya

Police Officer Escorting KCSE Papers Ambushed , Killed In Siaya

In Alego Usonga, Siaya, an ambush by  unidentified assailants claimed the life of a  police officer who was escorting Kenya  Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE)  exam papers.

A second police officer was hurt during the attack, but a quick-witted instructor was able to flee to safety while carrying the important exam  papers.

They had just got off a bus that had taken them from Siaya County headquarters  and were heading to Mahero Secondary School when the tragedy happened. The bad state of the road prevented the bus from getting to the school.

The assailants, armed with crude weapons, confronted the group shortly after they left the bus, leading to a violent confrontation. Tragically, one officer lost his life, and the other was left seriously injured. According to a police report, the attackers seized the officers’ firearms, including an AK47 and MP5, before fleeing the scene. Amid the chaos, the teachers were fortunate to find refuge in a nearby house, escaping further harm.

While the centre manager fled for safety, the thugs killed one of the officer and injured the other. The thugs escaped with the officers’ firearms before taking off. 

Security personnel rushed to the scene, and took the injured officer to Siaya County Referral Hospital for treatment. The body of the deceased was taken to the hospital’s mortuary. 

Siaya County Commissioner Julius Otieno and the County Police Commander Cleti Kimaiyo who led the security team that visited the scene and picked the injured officer to Siaya County referral hospital where he is undergoing treatment.

While confirming the incident Siaya County Commissioner Julius Otieno called for patience as investigations begin into the matter to establish who the attackers were and what their motive could be but appealed to members of the public to volunteer information that can lead to their arrest.

The KCSE Geography Paper One which was to be done at the school went on successfully after the teacher managed to reach school.

Siaya Deputy County Commissioner Robert Ng’etich has assured that security will be intensified to ensure all the remaining papers are also done uninterrupted.     

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