Police launch investigations into Buxton shooting incident

Mombasa county commander Johnstone Ipara (C) together with National Police service Murshid Mohamed addressing journalists on Wednesday PHOTO DENNIS MWANGI

Mombasa,KENYA:Police in Mombasa county have launched investigations into an incident where a Mombasa  county inspectorate officer was shot at the Buxton round about on Wednesday evening.

Patrick Omondi  who was controlling traffic is said to have been shot by Shimo la Tewa prisons warden Samuel Mwita at 7.30 pm.

Speaking on Wednesday, Mombasa county police commander Johnstone Ipara said that a report on the incident was expected to be released on Thursday.

According to the Mombasa county head of inspectorate,  Mohamed Amir , a confrontation was ignited after the prisons warden tried to overlap to beat traffic jam.

Omondi then tried to restrain him before the warden punched him and later shot him.

Omondi was  rushed to the Coast Provincial General officer where he was treated and discharged.

“The county is very upset about this situation and we are looking to get to the bottom of this matter” Mohamed Amir said.

The County Commander Mr. Johnstone Ipara said  that the prison warden had been arrested  and was being detained at Urban Police Station over the incident and the shot officer Patrick Omondi recovering in hospital.