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Senior Kakamega cop attacked and robbed of firearm after Nairobi trip

In April 9, 2023, Mr James Oludhe, the Kakamega Sub County Criminal Investigating Officer, was attacked by two assailants at his residential house in Kakamega North.

The attackers robbed him of his loaded firearm containing 15 rounds of ammunition, his mobile phone, an unknown amount of money, and personal documents.

Mr Oludhe sustained a deep cut on the head and left arm during the attack. The victim, who had just arrived from Nairobi, was offloading his luggage from a motor vehicle when the two attackers, one of whom was known to him as Benja, confronted him.

According to a report filed at Kabras Police Station, Charles Ogada, who is attached to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations, Kakamega North, heard a commotion at 3 am and rushed to the scene.

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“He found his boss lying down in a pool of blood having been attacked by two people who were armed with a machete,” the report read in part.

Mr Oludhe was rushed to Malava County Hospital and later referred to Kakamega General Referral Hospital in serious condition.

The DCI Kakamega has launched a manhunt for the two suspects, and members of the public have been urged to provide any information that may lead to their arrest before they use the stolen firearm to commit crimes.

Meanwhile, two people were apprehended with an AK-47 rifle, two magazines, forty-two rounds of ammunition, and porches in Ifo Area, Daadab Sub-County, Garissa County, according to a statement released by the DCI.

The incident in Kakamega comes amidst rising concerns over the security situation in various parts of Kenya, with mysterious deaths in Kasarani and other reported incidents of violence.

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