Detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) have arrested three Special Services Unit (SSU) constables suspected to have gone rogue and were connected to the robbery with violence incident that occurred at Baraka Gas Company in Matuu-Machakos County last month.
On their twitter handle Tuesday, DCI says the three William Mutua, Henry Maitai and Jonathan Sankale have been placed in police custody.
According to DCI the three are said to have been tipped of the said company illegally and unprocedurally refilling cylinders from various gas companies behind locked doors after curfew hours thus organized and executed a raid on the facility.
The three intercepting the company’s surveillance car where on board was the manager, the officers gained entry to the facility where they confiscated mobile phones of all workers moments.
” Intercepting the company’s surveillance car (a Toyota Probox) where on board was the manager, the officers gained entry to the facility where they confiscated mobile phones of all workers moments before the business owner called the manager seeking to talk to the officers.” Said DCI
DCI says a total of Kshs. 370,000 was transferred to an Mpesa till number , an agent number and two Safaricom lines in various locations, all which were traced back to the suspects.
The three are said to have been disarmed during the raid.
Further investigations are ongoing.