On July 7, 2020, around 4pm, it is alleged that Daniel Kibet was collecting firewood for sale in Kipsigon in Mt Elgon, when he was shot by forest officers. He was rushed to the Bungoma Referrel Hospital, but he died on route.
Deputy county commissioner, Welsey Koech, confirmed the shooting and said that Kibet was shot during a confrontation between the forest officer and suspected loggers in the forest.
Daniel Kibet, 23 years old, was the father of two. He was described by his family as the breadwinner, and they are left wondering why he was shot and not arrested.