19 SUSPECTS IN CUSTODY FOLLOWING A LOOTING INCIDENT IN ELDORET TOWN

Police have arrested 19 suspects in connection with a looting incident that occurred this afternoon in Eldoret town.

19 SUSPECTS IN CUSTODY FOLLOWING A LOOTING INCIDENT IN ELDORET TOWN

19 SUSPECTS IN CUSTODY FOLLOWING A LOOTING INCIDENT IN ELDORET TOWN 

Police have arrested 19 suspects in connection with a looting incident that occurred this afternoon in Eldoret town. 

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, near Saito Centre.

The looters who were joined by street idlers teamed up with the vendors and overwhelmed the ill-equipped county enforcement askaris, 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 of the suspects who were captured leaving the shop with looted merchandise also vandalised a motor vehicle that was parked along the street. 

The suspects are currently in custody at Eldoret police station being processed to answer to their crimes in court tomorrow morning.

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