Police shot dead after being caught red handed stealing

An Administration Police officer was on Wednesday night shot dead after being nabbed stealing in a forest.

Sammy Kimutai is said to have been caught transporting timber without a license from Kessup forest when he was busted by the Kenya Forest Service rangers. Kimutai is reported to have been in the company of locals while transporting the illegal timber when the rangers confronted him.

Stephen Chesa, the North Rift Kenya Forset Service regional coordinator confirmed the incidence saying Kimutai became violent and tried to grab the ranger’s gun in a bid to resist and escape arrest and thus when he was accidentally shot.

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