Reports have confirmed four police officers are feared dead after a gunman opened fire at them while on duty at the Kapenguria police station in West Pokot County. The shocking and sad incident happened after the gunman, who had been arrested by the police, apparently snatched a gun from one of the policemen at 4:30am and started shooting aimlessly at the police instantly killing four officers. The man had been arrested at Nakujit in Kacheliba over suspicions of being a member of the Al Shabaab terror group.
The gunman is said to have been involved in recruiting the youth from the region to a militia group. The fierce gun battles could be heard as late as 8am even after the a large group of officers were deployed to face the gunman.