An assistant chief in Kajiado is under the police radar for her alleged involvement in a raid that left one person dead on Saturday in Korrompoi.
Isinya sub-county police boss, Kinyua Mugambi, told KNU on Sunday he was heading to the crime scene where more than ten people were beaten by an unknown group of people at a house they were drinking chang’aa in Korrompoi.
“The information I have is that an assistant chief led some youth into a chang’aa den and beat up revellers and in the process, one man died after the attack. We are yet to establish what happened,” said Mugambi.
The assistant chief in question, Agness Sayia, denied the claims and accused an area politician of telling police officers lies about the raid.
Sayia said she heard noises from her house and decided to walk to the scene and before she arrived there people had already dispersed in different directions.
“We have never been friends with this politician who lied to the police that I was involved in last night attack at a home in Korrompoi. What happened is that, I heard people crying at a location near my home, and I walked there but on arrival, people dispersed and ran away in different directions,” said Sayia.
The chief said on arrival at the scene, she found three people lying on the ground with injuries they claimed were inflicted by some youth who raided the home at 7 pm on Saturday.
Oloosidan Chief called
“I immediately called my boss, Chief Stephen Tipanko, at that time, and told him what had happened. He came later and took up the matter,” she said.
She went on: “I am ready to record a statement with the police over the matter. I have nothing to cover over the attack. Had I not gone there in time, many people would have been seriously hurt.”
Chief Tipanko confirmed he was alerted by Sayia at 7. Pm and immediately called Isinya deputy OCS, who in turn provided a vehicle and some police officers to accompany him to the scene.
“We arrived at the scene after 8 pm and found about seven men and three women seriously wounded. I called the police bosses to tell them about the injuries and they instructed me to take them to hospital,” said Tipanko, who is the Oloosidan chief.
The chief said his assistant had told him she had arrested people found drinking chang’aa in a house in her area.
“When we reached there, those injured claimed they were attacked by a group of youth who were accompanied by the assistant chief. When the police saw their condition, they said they should not be arrested but required urgent medication,” said Tipanko.
He said he recovered four litres of chang’aa at the scene of the attack and could not establish how much of the brew had been consumed.
The chief said he received the information of the death after midnight. Doctors said the victim had lost a lot of blood before he arrived at the hospital.
The area MCA, Joshua Olowuasa, claimed the official who organised the raid “is out to finish my people”.
When asked to elaborate his allegations, Olowuasa claimed the provincial administrator planned the attack on the home of his supporters, and that he will provide the police with evidence.