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Policeman shot dead ‘by fellow officer’ while rescuing suspect from mob

Policeman shot dead ‘by fellow officer while rescuing suspect from mob - Policeman shot dead ‘by fellow officer’ while rescuing suspect from mob

A middle-aged policeman from Busia County, Kenya was shot useless on Friday night time  by his fellow cop in unclear circumstances.

Police Constable Francis Kalewa was shot in the appropriate aspect of his again, and the bullet exited via the chest.

The incident occurred at Bukesa Village in Burumba Location, Busia County a couple of minutes to 10pm.

At 9:40pm, village elder Pamela Atieno had reported to a neighborhood police station that residents have been on the verge of lynching a 26-year-old man accused of stealing bike elements from boda boda operators within the neighbourhood.

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Constables Kalewa and Wycliffe Kibet Kaptila and corporal John Kipkemoi Kenduiwo rushed to the scene to rescue the suspect recognized as Samson Peter.

Because the three cops have been bundling Peter right into a ready police car, the irate residents started stoning the policemen with the intention of grabbing the suspect from their custody.

“The officers have been compelled to fireside within the air to scare the rowdy mob,” says a police report filed on the Busia Police Station on Friday night time beneath the OB Quantity 91/16/10/2020.

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“As they (law enforcement officials) have been approaching the station, it was famous that Constable Francis Kalewa was bleeding. He was taken to the Busia County Referral Hospital, the place it was established that Kalewa had sustained a gunshot [injury] in the appropriate aspect of his again,” provides the report.

Kalewa, nonetheless, succumbed to his accidents whereas receiving therapy Friday night time, police say.

Preliminary investigations indicated that corporal Kenduiwo had fired three bullets from his AK-47 rifle of serial quantity 5526173, whereas the Late Kalewa had fired two rounds of ammunition from his AK-47 rifle of serial quantity 5520341. Each officers have been issued with the bullets earlier Friday, information present.

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Busia Sub-County Felony Investigation Officer (SCIO) has taken up the matter, and a probe into the circumstances resulting in Kalewa’s deadly taking pictures launched.

Corporal John Kipkemoi Kenduiwo has been arrested, police say.

Kalewa’s physique was taken to Tanaka Nursing Dwelling morgue for post-mortem.

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