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According to Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet, Eumond had been arrested on Wednesday, July 13, and was due in court on the morning he snatched the gun and opened fire.
Officers outside the Kapenguria Police Station where a suspected al-Shabaab militant openned fire. Image: Twitter/@richybosire
“A report officer had just opened a cell for roll call when Eumond struck and opened fire. However, his attempts to escape were thwarted by the quick arrival of officers from general duty,q uick response team and the GSU who surrounded the station,” said Boinnet as quoted in the Star.
Boinnet also said that no one could confirm what took place earlier this morning as those who could have revealed the truth were all killed.
Reports had it that he had been to Somalia for some time where he is believed to have been radicalized himself.
There were also speculations that Eumond Omar could have been a police officer. Conflicting reports also have it that he may also have been killed by the response team who rushed to the police station.