Siaya: Police officer escorting KCSE exam papers attacked and killed

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Two police officers were attacked by unknown people on Monday morning as they were en route escorting KCSE exam papers to Mahero Secondary School in Alego Usonga, Siaya County.

One of the officers died while the other sustained serious injuries from the ambush.

They were in the company of the exams center manager, who scampered to safety when the thugs appeared with crude weapons.

The thugs managed to escape with the officers’ firearms an AK47 and an MP5 according to police reports.

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Security personnel rushed to the scene and took the injured officer to Siaya County Referral Hospital for treatment.

The body of the deceased was taken to the hospital’s mortuary. 

Police have also revealed that the two officers and the teacher had just alighted from the Vehicle that had taken them to collect from Siaya County Headquarters.

However, they were forced to get out of the vehicle to walk to the school which is a few meters away because the road heading to the school is inaccessible by vehicles due to its poor state.

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Due to the surprise attack, a team from KNEC and security talked to the students, the supervisor and the invigilators to calm the situation.

Siaya County Commissioner Julius Otieno confirmed the incident saying that investigations are ongoing.

According to witnesses to the 7:55 am incident, the bodies of both the deceased and the survivors had stab wounds.

Nyanza regional police commander Manase Musyoka has said they are investigating the incident.

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