The General Service Unit (GSU) officers have been pulled out of the operation to recover guns and ammunition stole from a police post in Mumias. Head of the operation Tito Kilonzi yesterday said the GSU had been dropped from the exercise.
“We have decided to drop the reinforcement that we had brought from across Kakamega County to help us recover the guns after they did their bit as planned,” he said.
The move to withdraw GSU officers follows a public outcry after the officers were accused of using excessive force in the operation.
Meanwhile, the man who suffered burns when the officers allegedly burnt down his house, has succumbed to his injuries.
Michael Mugo the administrator at St Mary’s hospital Mumias confirmed the death.
“It is unfortunate. We tried our best but he succumbed to the more than 80 per cent burns,” Mr Mugo said yesterday.