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Traffic police attacked and robbed of a loaded gun

Two traffic police were assaulted and a loaded gun stolen from them on Tuesday 16 January 2020 in Murang’s County.

One of the officers identified as Morris Mwiti Miriti, Police Constable, is now fighting for his life in Murang’s Level Five Hospital after the attackers beat and robbed him of a loaded firearm after hitting him severely using a spade.

The three men were walking along an abandoned railway line when they invaded and attacked Mwiti.

It all happened at around 4.30 pm On Tuesday at a railway cross point around Mathioya River along Murang’a – Sagana road, when three men emerged from the bush and attacked the two officers.

Mwiti was with a fellow policewoman Copral Caroline Njagi who fled the scene after the gang wrestled them and pulled the pistol. The two officers are attached to Murang’a traffic department.

His colleague reported that the Police Constable was hit by the attackers on his forehead and left jaw using a spade and dashed away with his riffle number 44332626.

The gang made away with the gun using a motorcycle that was parked in the nearby bushes.

Mwiti was then rushed to Murang’a Level Five Hospital for treatment.

The Murang’a East Sub-County Commander and DCI officer, Alexander Muasya said the police officer who was left in a critical condition was undergoing treatment.

Police from different police posts have since been deployed to the area to help comb the bushes around the area to search for the criminals and the stolen gun.

Mr. Muasya assured the residents that operations to recover the stolen pistol was underway. He also visited the crime scene even as investigations were going on.

He further appealed to the public to help with any information that could lead to the recovery of the lost firearm.

“We appeal to the public to volunteer information which could lead to the recovery of the firearm,” said Mr. Muasya.



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