A police constable attached to Kayole Police Station is recuperating at a city hospital after he was hit with a blunt object on the head by an unknown attacker during a political rally convened by Embakasi Central legislator John Ndirangu and Nairobi governor aspirant Peter Kenneth.
The Sunday afternoon horror incident occurred as the officer in company of three others tried to apprehend a suspect in the crowd next to Cooperative Bank in Kayole. Consequently, police fired in the air following the commotion but no member of the public was injured.
The injured officer was rushed to Modern Hospital in Utawala where he was admitted in stbale condition. “According to the doctor who examined the X-Ray results and did a minor operation, it was established that the officer was hit with a blunt object and not a bullet as thought earlier.”
Police investigation report shows. However, police arrested the suspect identified as Martin Omondi aged 26 years and he is in police custody. The attacker fled amid the chaos that followed while police re-arrested the suspect.
According to police investigations, the attacker is suspected to be a member of the Gaza criminal gang. The proscribed sect comprising of young but lethal youths and teenagers known for indiscriminate stabbing of their victims and shooting is known to operate in Kayole, Dandora and Umoja estates in Nairobi.
Currently, the outlawed groupings stand at 46 up from 33 in 2010 notably Mungiki, Taliban, Kamjesh, Sungu Sungu, Mombasa republican Council, Angola Msumbiji, 42 brothers, Al Ahabaab, land Lord, siafu-10 among others.
These groups have been associated with prostitution, robbery, rape, sodomy cases, drug trafficking and abuse, kidnappings and armed carjacking.