Monday, August 8, 2022

Tononoka based cop beaten by mob over mask

A police officer in Mombasa was mercilessly beaten by a mob in Kibokoni, Mombasa County in the line of duty.

Donned in plain clothes, the cop is reported to have arresting individuals moving around without masks something that angered a section of people.

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The mob confused him with a greedy individual taking advantage of the pandemic to extort innocent Kenyans.

He was beaten seriously before officers responding to the incident saved him only to find out that he was one of them.

Images making rounds online show the cop lying in a pool of blood next to a shop in pain and helpless.

At the moment he has been admitted and has been identified as 31-year-old Gerald Sumba attached to Tononoka police station.

Inspector General Hillary Mutyambai condemned the incident promising to take action on those found guilty of the crime.

“I will not condone any attack on officers discharging their rightful mandate and I condemn this vehemently.”

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Berryl Achieng
Kenyan news interests me a lot but I also keep tabs on other news making headlines in Africa and around the world.

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