A police van File. PHOTO | FILE
A police van File. PHOTO | FILE

Kisumu Man causes destruction on census Materials. The Man and his wife confronted Census personnel who were accompanied by Area Chief and Village elder.

A couple being held at Kisumu Central Police Station after beating a chief and village elder who had accompanied census officers at their house in Obunga slums.

 In the Sunday incident, the man, identified as Richard Ochieng, cut the village elder fingers while his wife hit the area Assitant chief with a piece of brick, hurting him on his thigh.

The Acting Kanyakwar Chief Maurice Ojwang said the couple had chased away the enumerators on Saturday night and were never counted, prompting him to accompany them on Sunday alongside police officers. 

The chief said when they got to the couple’s house, the woman started wailing and causing commotion before calling his husband who was away. When her husband arrived, he also started shouting and as police attempted to handcuff him, he severely bit the village elder’s fingers.

The area chief said the family had problems before. He added that the family has been disturbing Government officials who provided door to services. From Vaccines, net distribution and Huduma number the family had issues.

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