Growing insecurity grips Kisumu estates

Friday, January 13th, 2023 08:20 | By
Kisumu city skyline. PHOTO/Courtesy.

Dozens of people have been killed in Kisumu County in the wave of crimes that have hit parts of residential estates over the past few months.

 A number of attacks and deaths have been reported in Kolwa Central location in the Kisumu East sub-county.

 The latest incident traces to one in which a security guard was killed and another one seriously injured by an armed gang at the National Housing Corporation Estate in Obunga on Monday night.

Unknown criminals attacked the night guard whom the police have not revealed his identity alongside his colleague.

Confirming the incident, Kisumu Central Sub-county Police Commander Anthony Maina said the deceased succumbed to injuries.

Maina said the thugs who are believed to have jumped over the perimeter wall broke into three vehicles and stole car stereo radios at the parking in the estate.

The police boss said investigations have commenced into the incident.

“Investigations are underway and we will not leave any stone unturned to ensure the perpetrators are brought to book,” he said

He added that the other security guard was admitted in a serious condition but stable at a local hospital.

Some of the victims reported to have been killed by the marauding criminals is businessman Zedekeah Ocholla.

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