GSU officer injured in an attempted raid at Nakwamoru
NAKWAMORU, TURKANA SOUTH
A General Service Unit officer was injured following an attempted raid at Nakwamoru, Turkana South sub-County.
Turkana County Police Commander Karisa Mwaringa said that armed raiders shot the officer in the palm.
He stated that the officer was shot while protecting the locals.
“The officer was shot in the right hand palm as he protected the people who had been attacked by about 30 suspected raiders,” said the Commander.
He added that there was an exchange of fire between the police and the raiders, which led to the injury.
Karisa said that the officer was treated at Kainuk dispensary.
“The officer was taken to Kainuk dispensary but was later referred to Kapenguria where he is receiving treatment. He is in good shape,” said the police commander.
Turkana South MP James Lomenen condemned the incident terming it as unfortunate and painful.
“It is sad that we keep losing people to raiders. All leaders from the warring communities should sit down and find a lasting solution to the insecurity menace,” said Lomenen.
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