A police officer attached to the GSU’s Recce Squad was Sunday, December 5 killed after being seriously injured in an attack by armed thugs in Nakuru county’s Mazembe area.
Police said Harrison Onywoki was in the company of his two brothers when they were attacked by a group of about five armed suspects.
The three brothers were returning home from a family meeting in Nakuru City Centre when they were accosted at a dark corridor with rungus and machetes.
They were left with multiple bodily injuries while staging a fight with the suspects who had stolen their phones.
They were rushed to the Nakuru Provincial General Hospital (PGH) by police officers on patrol, but Onywoki died from his injuries while receiving treatment.
The other two brothers were treated and discharged in fair condition.
A hunt on the attackers is ongoing, police said.
Nakuru has been experiencing an increased rate of crime amid calls to tame the trend.