A Kenya Defence Force officer died on Wednesday evening after being attacked by boda boda operators at Nyatarangi village, Limuru sub-county.
According to police sources, the officer namely Patrick Njenga Karanja aged 31 years was allegedly attacked by known persons and seriously injured on his forehead while on a drinking spree.
The deceased who was stationed at Mariakani and who was on leave was rushed to Limuru Nursing Home, a private facility, but succumbed to the injuries before he could be attended to.
His father John Karanja, 60, said that he received information of his son’s attack from members of the public who said that they could positively identify the attackers.
He reported the matter at Mutarakwa police post who responded promptly and arrested one suspect who police said is helping them with investigations.
Initial investigations indicated that there was a scuffle after a drinking spree with investigators zeroing in on the theory that same mighy have been precipitated by long standing differences between the officer and his attackers owing to the fact that they are believed to be long time friends.
Meanwhile, two Ugandan men were arrested at Matayos Sub County headquarters in Busia County for allegedly trying to acquire Kenyan National identity cards.
Busia police OCPD Masai Makau said the two were among many applicants who had gone for the ID cards vetting exercise at Matayos Sub County headquarters when the incident happened.
Speaking to the press, Makau said police also arrested one woman who was assisting the Ugandan men to get Kenyan national ID cards.