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“Hakuna mafuta ya pikipiki!” Residents angered by sluggish police response leading to abduction, murder of Bungoma man

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  • The abductors stormed the house at night and abducted the deceased.
  • His lifeless body was found lying along Kimilili-Misikhu Highway in the wee hours of Tuesday morning.

Residents of Chelekei village in Bungoma County have protested against what they say is incompetence of the area police officers.

The residents say that the police officers responded late to their distress calls leading to the abduction and subsequent murder of a 40-year-old man.

Wycliffe Simuiyu was reportedly abducted from his matrimonial home on Monday night by three armed assailants.

The axe-wielding abductors are said to have stormed the house by breaking down the door before confronting Leah Lusabe, the deceased’s wife, asking about her husband’s whereabouts.

“…walipita na mlango,katika hio harakati wakaniuliza mama wewe wapi mzee?…lala chini haraka…wakaniwekea shoka na wengine wakaingia bedroom wakatoka na mzee wangu,” the sobbing widow narrates.

Sluggish police response leads to death

After they left, Lusabe let out a loud, doleful wail to alert the neighbors and later called the police in an attempt to save his defenseless husband from his captors.

While responding to wails, neighbours flocked the homestead to find out what the problem was.

Susan Musombi, one of the neighbours, lamented the manner in which the Bahai AP Post officers handled the situation. She bitterly revealed that the officers dismissed the emergency citing lack of fuel for their motorcycle.

Residents have faulted the police officers for laxity and failing in their roles to protect and serve mwananchi. They now demand a complete overhaul of the police post.

His lifeless body was found lying along Kimilili-Misikhu Highway in the wee hours of Tuesday morning.

The body was driven to Kimilili mortuary as the police commence investigations.

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