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Two Police officers die in road accident

Two police officers have died after they were reportedly knocked down by a Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) motor vehicle in Marsabit town.

Mr Martin Mworia who was riding a motorbike and his pillion passenger Mr Arthur Onyango succumbed to their injuries as they were being taken to the Marsabit County Referral Hospital for treatment.

“It was reported by a good samaritan that an accident had occurred at the opposite of Administrative Police line, along Mangia- Hospital road of the station, police rushed to the scene and found a KWS vehicle having knocked down two police officers who were on a motorbike,” the report read in part.

According to the police, the KWS motor vehicle had two people on board who included; Mr Adan Galgallo (driver) and Mr Abila Said (a KWS staff member) and they were heading to Marsabit town.

Both the bodies were taken to Marsabit County Referral Hospital Morgue where they are awaiting a postmortem report.

By the time of going to press the vehicle and motorcycle had been towed to the Marsabit Town police station.

The incident comes barely four days’ after a herder was shot and 40 cows stolen from him by a gang of rustlers who made the broad-day daring attack in El Qarsa, Marsabit County.

According to the police, the gang was armed with AK47 rifles.

Another herder identified as Halkhe Duba, 42 was badly injured in the chest and leg but currently police say he was in a stable condition and admitted at a local hospital.

This happened despite the fact that the county is under surveillance following massive killing reports linked to cattle rustling.

Currently, a dawn to dusk curfew exists in the county and it was put in place by Interior CS Dr Fred Matiang’i.