In Summary
  • Police arrested one suspect on Friday and the others on Saturday evening following the incident in Cheptalal.
  • They said five other suspects fled to a neighbouring county.
  • Mr Omoding said rogue police officers in Konoin were taking money from dealers and undermining administrators' efforts to rid the area of illicit brews.

Five suspects have been arrested in Konoin constituency, Bomet County, in connection to the violent assault of two assistant chiefs during an illicit brews crackdown.

Police arrested one suspect on Friday and the others on Saturday evening following the incident in Cheptalal.

"We are in pursuit of another five suspects who fled following word about a manhunt,” said Bomet County Commissioner Geoffrey Omoding.

Mr Omoding said police were deployed to carry out the operation as consumption of illicit brews has been linked to crimes including murder, rape and defilement.

SERIOUS INJURIES

Reports indicated that 10 people attacked the assistant chiefs on Friday morning and set free two chang'aa dealers who had been apprehended.

Sotit assistant chief Philip Chelule sustained deep cuts in the forehead and left elbow while his Toboino counterpart Joel Mutai suffered a head injury.

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