Four police officers were charged with robbery with violence in a Nairobi court.
Anthony Muvaka Mwanza, Cornelius Stephene Wambua, Tom Omomdi Otieno, and Kennedy Omondi Odero are accused of abducting a man and forcefully obtaining money from him.
The four were reported to have robbed Vincent Ochieng Odembo of 40,000 shillings and $2,400 USD on February 6 at Nextgen Mall on Mombasa Road in Langata Nairobi County.
The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) reported that Corporal Tom Otieno, the in-charge, transferred Ksh.40,000 from the victim's M-Pesa account to his own account.
The next day, the victim went to the Akira police station to file a report about the incident and discovered the vehicle he had been shoved into.
He then proceeded to the Serious Crimes Unit at the DCI’s headquarters.
"Investigations were begun immediately, and the severe crimes detectives were able to determine that the vehicle in question belonged to DCI Lang'ata. All four cops have subsequently been arrested and positively recognized by the victim during an identification parade that took place at the DCI offices,” said the DCI.
The suspects were released on a Ksh.300,000 ($3000) cash bail©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.