Two police officers arrested in Kenya over alleged robbery with violence

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On Thursday, September 9, 2021, two police officers were arrested following an attempted robbery with violence incident within the Kioko area in Dagoreti, the western part of Nairobi.

The officers identified as Inspector Evans Soita and Constable John Kemboi stationed at Spring Valley Police station had walked into Stephen Kamotho’s shop in Dagoreti, where an altercation is reported to have ensued between the shop owner and the two officers.

According to a police report filed by the shop owner Stephen Kamotho at Kikuyu police station, the complainant detailed how two smartly dressed men who identified themselves as police officers stormed his shop and brandished their firearms.

They attempted to handcuff him, but he resisted and raised the alarm, attracting curious members of the public who responded in their numbers and rescued him.

Inspector Soita lost his police communication pocket phone in the ensuing melee as he took to his heels for dear life. Luckily, police officers on patrol based at Kikuyu rushed to the scene of the incident & managed to dissuade the angry mob & recovered the crucial police communication gadget.

“After conducting preliminary investigations, it was discovered that the gadget had been issued to Inspector Soita, who is the in-charge Lower Kabete Patrol base. The two officers were arrested and placed in custody pending arraignment,” said the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI).

The victim, who sustained injuries on his left hand and stomach, was rushed to a nearby hospital for medical attention.

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