Police in Lamu probing colleague’s disappearance

Saturday, October 5th, 2019 00:00 |
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Security agencies in Lamu county are probing the whereabouts of a police officer, who went missing on October 2.

The officer, who was armed with an AK 47 with 20 bullets at the time of disappearance, went missing while on his way from Kizingitini Police Station to Tchundwa Police Post.

Lamu Police Commander Perminus Kioi Friday said the officer, identified as Police Constable Hesbon  Okemwa Anunda,  could not be accounted for.

He added that police had launched a search for their colleague, and expressed optimism that the search will yield answers on the whereabouts of the officer, who had been stationed in Kizingitini for the past two years.

“We ask members of the public to come forward with information that will assist in finding the officer and his weapon,” he said.

Kizingitini residents, however, expressed fears of police harassment since the missing officer is yet to be found days into the search.

Colleagues of the missing policeman said he is a model officer, who is unlikely to have absconded or deserted his job.

The incident has elicited fears of a possible kidnapping, after several Kenyans were reported taken captive by militant groups from Somalia.


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