Police Arrest Three suspects Behind Siaya Violence.
SUSPECTS BEHIND SIAYA VIOLENCE IN CUSTODY.
Five suspects are currently in custody for being part of a gang that vandalized and set property on fire during last Thursday’s demonstrations in Siaya County.
Michael Ochieng, Phelix Omondi, Elly Wambani, Julius Odiaga and Godwin Omollo Ochieng, were arrested today following intelligence leads and exhibits including iron sheets and window grills recovered.
The gang of around 1000 people had engaged police officers in running battles, before barricading the road leading to the Siaya UDA office and set it on fire after vandalizing it.
Armed with crude weapons, projectiles and petrol bombs, the thugs turned on the police officers who were responding to the violence and seriously injured five of them. Two police vehicles were also damaged during the incident.
The five are currently in custody as appropriate charges are being prepared, before arraigning the suspects in court tomorrow morning.