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Four police officers among six arrested for robbing accountant Ksh2.2M


Six suspects including four police officers believed to have trailed the accountant of Rophine International School from a bank in Utawala Monday afternoon before breaking into his car and disappearing with Ksh 2.2 million have been arrested.

The six, three of whom are a police sergeant, a corporal and a constable from Kasarani Police Station, a police constable from Ruai police station and two civilians were arrested at the Kasarani Police Station by DCI officers based in Nairobi.

A total of Ksh 473,000 believed to be part of the stolen amount was also recovered from the six, who were ambushed in the stations official police vehicle.

In the early incident reported at Mihang’o Police Station at 4pm Monday, the accountant had withdrawn an amount in excess of the Ksh 2.2 million that was stolen, intended for the payment of casual workers at the said school.

Using a saloon car Reg. No. KCR 959D, the suspects were on his trail right from when he parked his car outside the bank to when he left with the cash.

Meanwhile, DCI officers from Nairobi region and Kayole obtained crucial actionable intelligence and proceeded to Utawala area in pursuit of a suspect they had identified from CCTV analysis.

On arrival, the team learnt that the suspect had been picked moments earlier by unknown people driving in a Subaru car.

Further intelligence led the team to the Kasarani station, where the six were ambushed in a GK vehicle and forced to identify themselves in the presence of the Sub-County Police Commander, his deputy and the Sub-County Criminal Investigations Officer.

They were identified as Sgt Antony Ndegwa Anwal, Cpl Daniel Lekakeny Sunkuli, PC Simon Macharia Maina (of DCI Kasarani), PC Antony Mwenda (KPS Ruai), Lukas Magwaga and Young Wakise.

The DCI sub-county head confirmed that the arrested officers were neither on official duty to Utawala nor working under his instructions.

Upon search, Ksh 350,000 was found in the car and another Ksh 123,000 retrieved from their pockets.

Further two motor vehicles, one belonging to the Ruai officer and another belonging to the 5th suspect (Magwaga) which were parked at the yard were detained.

All the suspects placed in custody as further investigations continue.

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