The National Police Service (NPS) police say the lady in the viral video clip in a social club is an enforcement officer working for Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS) and not a police inspector.
In the video, the lady who appears drunk introduces herself as the Inspector General of Police, Nairobi region, before saying that he has the power to enter and search any property.
In a statement on their twitter handle, NPS say the actions by the woman, introducing herself as a law enforcement officer were tantamount to police impersonation.
“The impression created by the clip supposes that the said lady is a police officer misusing her law enforcement powers. This is to confirm to the public that the said lady as portrayed is not a police officer under the NPS as believed but an enforcement officer working for Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS),” the NPS.
“Any claim made by her being a police inspector is viewed as impersonation of a police officer,” added NPS.
They also clarified on the matter saying NPS police officers are seconded to NMS to perfume some specific tasks, including training and are proudly discharging their mandate in compliance with the law.
“Service Standing Orders and in observance of the highest standards of discipline. As NPS, we therefore hold our officers accountable to such high standards to ensure efficient and effective service provision to the public,” they said.
Below is part of the video clip from twitter …
Meanwhile, a suspect has been arrested in connection with the Ongata Rongai home break-in captured on CCTV.
According to Police Spokesman Bruno Shioso, the suspect is helping officers with investigations into the incident that has elicited a public outcry.
In a statement Shioso said police officers are conducting intensive investigations into the matter. The gang that was captured on a CCTV camera wielding an AK47 rifle attacked a woman who was driving into her residence.
They forced her to access money from her account to her phone and later withdrew it an MPESA agent within Mwiki.
The thugs were also seen taking her to the house where they ransacked for valuables.