Police officers leave the Booker Police Post in Mumias to hunt for a gang that stole seven guns and bullets Photo: NMG

Unknown people raided Booker Police Post in Mumias, Kakamega County on Wednesday and stole guns and bullets.

The 4 am Wednesday attack left a police officer seriously wounded. At least seven G3 rifles with more than 150 bullets were stolen.

The raid was discovered when an officer who was returning from patrol found his colleague at the report office unconscious in a pool of blood with serious cuts on the head and other parts of the body.

The injured officer was rushed to hospital as a manhunt for the attackers was launched.

Booker Police Post is located a short distance  Mumias Sugar Company.

Confirming the incident, Western regional police boss Moses Ombati said, “We don’t know who they were and their motive but investigations have been launched. The injured officer is stable in hospital.”

He added that the attackers went to the police post pretending to seek assistance before overpowering the officer and slashing him in the head with an axe.