Kisii: 8 men caught on camera assaulting health workers arrested
Police in Nyamarambe, Kisii County, are holding eight suspects caught on camera assaulting county health officials last month.
The county Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) is set to charge the suspects with assault, robbery with violence and malicious damage of property of the Nduru level 4 hospital.
Confirming the arrests, Kisii County Commander Charles Kases said the suspects are currently being detained at the Nyamarambe Police Station pending arraignment in court on Monday.
The arrests coincide with a dispute between a section of South Mugitango leaders and Kisii Governor Simba Arati over the alleged transfer of a medical device from Nyamarambe to Nyaribari Chache, sparking controversy.
Kisii County security top brass have been on the receiving end from administrators over laxity to arrest the perpetrators of the unfortunate incident which led to a month-long closure of the South Mugirango medical facility.
South Mugirango MP Sylvanus Osoro recently spoke to Citizen TV from London, United Kingdom, and distanced himself from the current mayhem in Kisii, further urging security personnel to look into the situation.
Kisii County Commissioner Tom Anjere has since vowed to bring back normalcy, adding that the police are under strict instructions to firmly deal with whoever is behind the alleged incitement of youth - irrespective of their social status.
A number of mitigating measures have so far been implemented to deal with any kind of lawlessness, including the heavy deployment of personnel in all level four hospitals and in chaos-prone areas.
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