Written by Shillah Mwadosho
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Two suspects alleged to have drugged a male passenger to sleep and stole his possessions have been arrested by police in Kapsabet.
The two, a man and a woman are reported to have booked tickets in Nairobi pretending to be among the passengers travelling overnight to Busia on a bus.
Other passengers became suspicious when everyone alighted in various towns while one man remained deeply asleep.
They alerted the driver who remained silent until when they reached Kapsabet town where he pretended that the car had broken down and a mechanic had to be called.
The two sensed danger that police were being alerted and alighted to board a bodaboda motorcycle, but quick action was taken by the public and police who apprehended them.
Confirming the incident, Kapsabet OCPD Nelson Okioga said that the drugs are suspected to have been put in a bottle of alcoholic spirits that the victim is suspected to have taken.
“We found a bottle of spirits which passengers confirmed that they saw one suspect giving to the victim,” Okioga said.
He said that some substances in a polythene bag were recovered and have been taken to a government chemist for laboratory analysis.
He warned members of the public against buying foods and drinks from strangers saying that it was dangerous.
Meanwhile, the drugged victim has been admitted in a serious condition in Kapsabet district hospital.
The hospital Medical Superintendent Dr. Edward Serem said that the victim was being attended and had not regain consciousness by one o’clock yesterday (Tuesday).
“He is alive and we expect that he will be conscious after sometime as medication continues,” Serem said.
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