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Police shoot dead inmate at Kangundo

A police officer on Friday shot dead a prisoner in Kangundo after he tried to snatch a gun from him.

The prisoner was being ferried from Kangundo police station to the Machakos G.K prison, but he wrestled the police officer when they reached Mukukuni market along Kangundo-Machakos highway.

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Kangundo sub county police commander, Benjamin Ong’ombe who confirmed the incident said the police officer opened fire on the inmate killing him on the spot.

The officer who was injured on the right hand and leg was treated at Machakos Level 5 Hospital and later discharged.

The truck was ferrying 39 prisoners, six managed to escape during the incident but were later arrested by the police.

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