Angry villagers raided a police post in Kakamega County and set it on fire.
The crowd stormed the Mbururu Police Post in Likuyani Sub-County demanding the release of a suspect who had been arrested for allegedly assaulting a police officer.
Residents claimed a police officer from the post had beaten the suspect, Dennis Musavu aged 31, accusing him of failing to wear a mask.
The OCS in charge of Matunda Police Station was injured after the villagers pelted him with stones as he tried to call for reinforcements.
Western Region Police Commander Peris Kimani said the suspect had been arrested after he bit the officer on the finger, injuring him.