IG Koome details report of police officers who died and those injured during the protest.
IG Koome details report of what happened to police officers yesterday. He said that One police officer was killed during the Raila Odinga-led anti-government protests on Thursday.
He revealed that a probe has been opened to get into the root of this matter. He also stated that property of unknown value was destroyed yesterday.
He stated,”As a result of yesterday’s demonstrations, one police officer in Kisumu succumbed to injuries sustained while on duty, 20 officers were seriously injured as they repulsed violent demonstrators.”
“Property whose value is yet to be determined was destroyed as hooligans masquerading as protesters invaded private property,” he added.
He highlighted that the police are just doing their work and the right to picket does not allow the destruction of property, causing a disturbance, and attacking security officers
He stated,”We wish to state that all internationally accepted policing strategies and within the law will be used by all police officers o ensure our beautiful country remains safe.”
Koome further expressed that he is so proud of the police for going out there to do their job, in the midst of the chaos and demonstration that put their lives in danger.
He also encouraged them to continue serving Kenyans without fear nor intimidation.
He stated,”This will be done without fear or favour regardless of any amount of threats or intimidation.”
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