Seven individuals have been admitted to different medical facilities in Sondu, Kisumu County, due to gunshot and arrow wounds, according to Kisumu Deputy Governor Mathew Owili.
Speaking at a press conference on Wednesday, Owili stated that four people are currently receiving treatment at Sondu Sub-county Hospital, while three others are at Nyabondo Mission Hospital with bullet injuries.
Owili expressed concern over the situation and called upon regional and local authorities to take immediate action to protect people’s lives.
“I have called the Regional commissioner, County commander and sub-county police commander from Nyakach who is on the ground to try and salvage the situation and ensure people’s lives are protected.”
MCA Lumumba Owada, who represents the area, reported that the injured individuals had sustained gunshot and arrow wounds. He emphasized that these acts seemed planned and urged for appropriate measures to be taken.
Owada revealed that six spent cartridges, a bow, and an arrow were recovered from the area, raising questions about the use of live bullets by the police against peaceful protesters.
He also expressed concern about the identity of the individuals using arrows during the incidents.
The Deputy Governor and the MCA both called on the police to ensure the defense and protection of the people, as well as the maintenance of law and order.
They expressed their desire for an investigation into the incidents .