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Speed up Lamu killing probe – Loitiptip urges DCI

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[Lamu Senator Anuwar Loitiptip. Photo/courtesy].

Lamu Senator Anuwar Loitiptip has urged the Department of Criminal Investigations (DCI) to conduct a quick probe over the killing of Lamu police officer.

Mr. Anuwar condemned the heinous act, calling for proper probe of the matter.

He said Tchundwa area in Lamu County has witnessed perennial killings of various government officials without a proper end to the disturbing insecurity acts.

Speaking in Lamu, Loitiptip, who was born and raised in Tchundwa, Faza Island says all those involved in killing of police constable Rodgers Odhiambo must be arrested and punished according to the law.

“This is a second incident targeting police officers in a single year in the same area, the anti-crime unit must swing into action,” said Mr Loitiptip.

Services

He said if such inhuman acts will be left untamed, Tchundwa will be deprived of critical government services in the near future.

“Since it seems the killers are targeting government officials, those posted to work in the area will express fear and abscond,” the Senator reiterated.

Police constable Rodgers Odhiambo was hacked to death by unknown people at Tchundwa area barely three days ago.

According to Lamu police Commander Moses Miriithi, three armed men accosted Odhiambo when he was from a nearby shop, hacking him to death.

“They slashed him on the head, on the chest and arms leaving him bleeding profusely on the ground, he died on the spot,” said Mr. Miriithi.

Fears

He said police are trailing the killers.

The incident comes barely 9 months after another police officer Hesbon Okemwa Anunda from the same police station was also hacked and his gun stolen.

Also in 2019, a social worker from the Kenya Red Cross Society Lamu county Amina Bakari was hacked to death at her shop in the same area.