In Summary
  • The officer was investigating a burglary case and pursue a suspect to Bondo Town.
  • Boda boda riders were hostile to him and another officer when they went to arrest the suspect.
  • Boda boda operators waylaid him after he boarded a matatu headed to Siaya Town, and lynched him.
  • Police are investigating and have asked for information on the killers.

A police officer was lynched on Monday night by a group of rowdy boda boda operators in Bondo Town.

Siaya Police Commandant Sarah Duncan said officer Rodgers Nalianya was seriously injured and was rushed to Bondo Sub-County Hospital.

MOB

“The police officer died on arrival to Bondo Town from serious wounds he sustained from the angry mob,” Ms Duncan said.

The operators had suspected him of being involved in a motorcycle theft racket.

But Ms Duncan dismissed reports that Mr Nalianya was involved in a motorcycle theft racket.

BURGLARY CASE

According to the police boss, the Mr Nalianya was in pursuit of a burglary suspect who was believed to be in Bondo.

The burglary case had been reported at the Kogelo Police Station in July by Caleb Omolo.

Ms Duncan said that the officer, who was dressed in civilian clothes, received information from his informer that the suspect was spotted in Bondo.

The burglary case was slated to be heard on Tuesday at the Siaya Law Courts.

Page 1 of 2