Three police officer attached to Kayole police station arrested in Ksh 6 million robbery
Three police officers attached to Kayole police station were arrested on Friday night following a foiled robbery in Eastleigh, Nairobi County.
Director of Criminal investigations (DCI) who confirmed the incident said that the three rogue officers were arrested alongside a Cameroonian by detectives from Pangani Police Station.
The four were part of a six man gang that robbed two men Ksh 6 million ( in Dollars) at Barwqo Lodge in Eastleigh.
Kayole Rogue Police Officers
“THREE Police Officers attached at Kayole P/Station & a Cameroonian were last night Arrested by Pangani Detectives after they Robbed two Victims of USD 60,000/- (Ksh. 6M) at BARWQO Lodge, 8th Street 2nd Av. Eastleigh. Two other Suspects; PC Mwaniki & the Gang’s Informer escaped.” said the DCI.
The victims; Mohammed Hassan and Abdullahi Yusuf are reported to have surrendered Ksh.6 million that was in form of Dollars.
The victims raised an alarm immediately the robbers left attracting detectives who were on patrol who swung into action swiftly arresting thje four and recovering Ksh 3.5 million.
The three polivce officers arrested are CPL Wilson Cheruiyot, PC Daniel Kipkorir and PC Alex Kandie had a pistol each and a total of 45 rounds of ammunition.The fourth culprit, Esome Jean Babtist, a Cameroonian national.
“The arrested; CPL Wilson CHERUIYOT, PC Daniel KIOKORIR, PC Alex KANDIE & Jean Baptist ESOME were found with USD 35,200 (Ksh. 3,520,000/-). Three Pistols & 45 Rounds of Ammos also recovered. Search for the two Fugitives believed to possess the rest of the money is ongoing.” Added the DCI.
Police have launched a man hunt for the two suspects who are believed to have escaped with Ksh 2.5 million.
Gunshots in Karen
There has been increased insecurity in the city with police officers last Saturday recovering two bodies inside a vehicle in Karen.
The Police Officers from Karen Police Stations who were responding to gunshots at around 4.am on that fateful day only to find the vehicle with the dead bodies.