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Police Officers Mercilessly Dealt With By Chang’aa Residents

Two police officers are nursing serious injuries after villagers attacked them  during a raid in Trans-Nzoia County.

A statement by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) on Monday, April 10, indicated that the police had raided a chang’aa den when the incident happened.

The team was closing in on a renowned brewer identified as Mulati and her husband when the villagers responded to screams and descended on the officers.

“Her proficiency in brewing the most potent local brew is unparalleled and Bwake villagers were willing to pay the ultimate price in protecting her, as the officers would later learn.

“No sooner had they announced their entry, than Mulati’s wife started throwing tantrums alerting the whole village, of the presence of the unwelcome intruders,” read the statement in part.

According to the reports, Mulati’s screams attracted the villagers, most of them drunkards, who were armed with stones and other projectiles.

“Before the Sergeant in charge of the operation ordered his men to arrest the woman and her husband, a hail of stones and other projectiles came falling on the officers forcing them to retreat.

“They had to fire several rounds in the air to scare away the crowd that was baying for their blood,” added the officers.

The injured officers were taken to Kitale referral hospital for specialized treatment.

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