A drama was witnessed in Tana River County after police officers yesterday Thursday 26, August 2021, stormed prison premises demanding immediate release of their colleague arrested and booked at the station.
The eight prison officers led by their inspector stormed Madogo Police station in Tana River County with their rifles all corked calling for the immediate release of their colleague arrested the previous night.
Reports indicate that the prison inspector tried to grab the Occurrence Book (OB) but the report office personnel were quick enough to stop him from doing so in their rescue mission.
A scuffle then ensued between the two groups as the police officers manning the report office desk attempted to evict him and his team of rescuers from the premises.
Police officers who were on duty at the station would then raise alarm alerting their colleagues who responded swiftly, with one of the police officers manning the station firing his rifle in the air to scare the rescue team.
“Commotion ensued and an officer who was present raised an alarm and officers responded swiftly. One of the prison waders fired one round so as to scare the rescue team who were responding to the distress call,” one police stated.
According to the police officers attached to Madogo Police Station, the prison officer had been arrested for contravening curfew orders, with the prison officer allegedly assaulting two officers during the arrest.
Reports further indicate that one of the cops sustained injuries on his hands while his colleague also suffered multiple injuries on the face, with all the injuries being inflicted by the prison officer.
“The prison officer who had been arrested for contravening curfew orders and while he was being arrested he turned violent and assaulted two police officers who sustained injuries on his right-hand palm and elbow after being strangled and pushed to the ground,” reads a report recorded at Madogo police station.
“The other officer sustained injuries on his lower and upper lip and his right index finger.”
The new development comes amid a heated campaign by National Police Service Commission (NPSC) to address the ever-escalating suicide, violence and murder cases among police officers witnessed in the Country.
Police IG Hillary Mutyambai recently rolled out the scheme aimed at addressing depression which is the main cause of the high cases of murder and suicide, that will see officers undergo mental assessment, before being put on a recovery programme.
During the exercise, more than 100,000 police officers will undergo mental tests with the aim of determining if they are fit to dispense their sworn duties effectively and diligently.
There has been an increased wave of police officers rampantly killing their colleagues relatives, lovers, spouses and civilians in the Country with the recent one being the Nakuru cop.
Police Constable Bernard Sivo, 28, walked into Njoro sub-county hospital on Sunday night where Mary Nyambura, 28, was admitted to thereby pumping bullets into her killing her instantly before turning the gun on himself.