NAROK: Police still searching for murderous gangsters
Posted Tuesday, March 19 2013 at 15:25
Police in Narok have denied claims that the weekend killings of a police officer and two other people was committed by the Kenya Wildlife Service rangers.
Speaking to the press on Tuesday, Narok Deputy police boss, Sharma Wario said the investigations are going and no such conclusions have been made.
The incident left another police officer and an elderly man with serious injuries and they are recuperating at Narok District Hospital.
The two officers from Ntulele Police Station were accompanying a family to a rescue mission of their schoolgirl who had eloped with a man in Mosiro area when they were ambushed.
The attackers stole an AK47 and G3 rifle belonging to police officers.
He added there was a probability that the criminals were poachers and challenged the residents to be alert in guarding the wildlife that earns the county revenue.
Mr Wario said the police have started a manhunt for the gangsters who were involved in the deadly killing and are using all means to ensure they are arrested.
“The criminals made away with weapons which are dangerous in the hands of civilians and anyone with any information that can lead to their arrest, should immediately inform the police,” he said.
The deputy police boss said they have combed Naroosura and Oletukat areas in which they believed the gangsters had escaped to but all in vain.
“These areas are bushy and these criminals could be camping in the bush and harass residents during market days, we should all be very vigilant,” said Mr Wario.
Mr Wario said urged the local residents to volunteer information in confidence in a bid to arrest the gangsters and recover the weapons they stole.