AfricaPress-Kenya: The entire police force in Lessos, Nandi County, has been overhauled, and a police officer locked in as tension remained high following the death of three residents on Thursday.
As the families of the three victims tried to come to terms with the death of their loved ones, Deputy Inspector General of Police Edward Mbugua yesterday led a peace meeting between security agencies, leaders and the community from which the three hailed from.
He also ordered an audit of suspects being held at the police station, adding that petty offenders should be released.”All officers in the station will not just be transferred, they will move out of the Rift Valley region,” Mbugua said, adding, “All motorbikes being held at the station over petty offences should be released immediately.
A police officer suddenly turned the gun on him along the Lessos-Moi University Road in Nandi County, killing him on the spot.His shooting sparked chaotic confrontations that led to the shooting of two more residents and torching of the house of the police boss at Lessos Police Station.
Ms Cheptanui said her husband, despite being sick, had already laid out plans to build a new and bigger house for his young family as they are currently living in a single-roomed house.She was yet to come to terms with her husband’s death. The two have been married for the last 13 years.”Tirop had brought in some building materials for the construction of our new house. His plan was to have us live in a decent house,” the emotional widow said.
“In the evening, hours after their father was killed, the children wondered why he had not brought milk for them as he had always done. I told them their dad was not feeling well and was rushed to hospital where he was being treated, but they knew I was lying since information about his killing had spread across the village,” Cheptanui narrated.She recalled Tirop leaving their home early Thursday full of determination that the day would turn out great and he would make money to fend his family.