Police Arrest Suspects Linked To A Looting Incident In Eldoret Town
Police have arrested 19 suspects in connection with a looting incident that occurred on Thursday in Eldoret town, Kenya's Rift Valley.
This is after the looters took advantage of an operation by Uasin Gishu county government officials to weed out unlicensed vendors from the town's central business district and raided Eldomatt cookery /Bakery.
The looters, joined by street idlers, teamed up with the vendors and overwhelmed the ill-equipped county enforcement officers, who were beaten to a pulp.
This prompted the quick intervention by the Uasin Gishu security apparatus, which deployed a standby anti-riot squad that quelled the situation and arrested the suspects.
In amateur videos that have been rounds on sections of the media following the unfortunate incident, some suspects who were captured leaving the shop with looted merchandise also vandalised a motor vehicle parked along the street.
The suspects are currently in custody at Eldoret police station pending an arraignment.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.