- One person was shot dead in Nambale Busia County after an angry mob raided Nambale police station on Monday.
- The mob raided the police station after a police vehicle allegedly knocked and killed a Form One student.
Residents of Nambale in Busia County raided a police station on Monday prompting the police to respond by firing bullets that killed a 35-year-old boda boda rider and injured two others.
The angry mob that raided the Nambale Police Station had been angered by an incident in which a private car allegedly being driven by officers from the station knocked on and killed a Form One Student.
The car chauffeured by police is said to have killed the student as it pursued another vehicle which sources told the Star was transporting smuggled goods from Uganda.
The student was knocked and killed on the spot in the Kisoko area.
Sources, however, said the cops had wanted to conceal the incident for fear of a revolt from area residents.
After knocking on the student, the driver said to be a police officer stopped, picked up the lifeless body of the learner before loading it into the vehicle and sped off to Nambale Police Station.
The incident angered residents who descended on the police station demanding to know why the cops were out to hide the incident in which the student had lost life.
They pelted the police station with stones as the crowd grew bigger. The development attracted action from the cops who fired live bullets in an attempt to disperse the angry mob.
In the process, two people were shot.
A bodaboda rider aged 35 died while being rushed to the Nambale sub-county hospital for treatment while a 15-year-old boy sustained a bullet injury on his left arm.
By the time the Star filed this story, the boy was still admitted at the Nambale sub-county hospital receiving treatment.
In the same melee, an 18-year-old boy was hit by a teargas canister and was rushed to the Nambale sub-county hospital where he is admitted.
The private car that was being driven by the police and which is said to have killed the Form One student was burnt by the angry residents.
County police commander Maxwell Nyaema left the scene without addressing the media in relation to the incident.
He referred members of the press to the regional police commander for comment.
Earlier, he told the Star on the phone he was at the scene and would make an official address after the chaos have calmed down.
Busia is a county that borders Uganda and incidents of police pursuing smugglers are common