Police in Homa Bay County on Sunday morning, November 22 gunned down a suspected robber during a botched robbery incident in Oyugis town.
According to police report, the suspect was shot dead while trying to escape from the police after he refused to surrender as four other accomplishes escaped on foot.
The suspect was caught on a roof of a building housing a bar while trying to create an opening through which he wanted to use to gain entry into the bar.
The other suspects were providing the ground security as the downed robber was busy on the roof before patrol officers pounced on them.
On seeing officers, the four fled leaving one of them on the rooftop.
Drama ensued when the suspect refused to climb down and threatened to assault anybody who climbed the roof with a panga.
He further threatened to attack police officers with a machete, prompting them to shoot him.
Rachuonyo South Sub-county Police Commander Lilies Wachira while confirming defended his officers stating that the deceased had intentions of attacking the police.
“He was found removing an iron sheet from the bar roof with intention of stealing. Instead of turning himself to the officers who at the scene, he threatened to hack any officer who could move closer to him,” Wachira said.
The deceased body has since been moved to Rachuonyo South sub-county hospital mortuary.