Five years in jail for former police officer accused of criminal acts


A former police officer attached to Nairobi’s Directorate of Criminal Investigation office has been sentenced to five years or pay a fine of Ksh 1.1 million.

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Inspector Painito Bera, was charged with three offences of kidnapping, abuse of office and giving false information to a person employed in the public service.

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“A Directorate of Criminal Investigations detective formerly based at the Nairobi headquarters has today been sentenced to five years or alternatively pay a fine of Ksh 1.1 million for three offenses,” said the DCI.

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Painito is accused of kidnapping two foreigners who had been granted political asylum in Kenya in 2014.

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His co-accused Police Constable James Sipiti, Billow Ali and Hasaan Aden were acquitted under section 215 of the Criminal Procedure Code.

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“Painito was facing the charges alongside three others; Police Constable James Sipiti, Billow Ali and Hasaan Aden who have been acquitted under section 215 of the Criminal Procedure Code by a Milimani Law court.”

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