Kiambu based detectives have arrested four police officers accused of robbery with violence in Ruiru.
This comes following the victim’s complaint on social media of how one of the officers on patrol robbed him of his money after arresting him for allegedly violating the 10pm-4am curfew.
Police Constables Thomas Agumba Okuku, Lawrence Mbau, James Munyoki Mulei and Dan Keya were arrested yesterday after allegedly conspiring to steal Sh1,030 from the victim.
“The County Police Commander and the CCIO Kiambu accompanied by sub county police commander Ruiru, the OCS Ruiru and a team of detectives from DCI kiambu proceeded to safaricom Headquarters where call data in respect of the number in question was obtained. Upon scrutiny of the data the following police officers were arrested at Ruiru police station and are to be charged with the offence of robbery with violence contrary to section 295 as read with section 296 (2)of the penal code upon completion of investigations,” stated the police report.
They also arrested Charles Muteria, M-Pesa shop owner and his operator Bosco Ereng.
“Muteria and Ereng are assisting police in the investigation,” read the police report.
The victim alleged that the officer used handcuffs and a gun to demand for his M-Pesa PIN and went ahead to transfer the money to another mobile wallet and thereafter, he was allowed to go home.
The victim’s attempts to to reverse the transaction were unsuccessful as the receiver of the funds had already withdrawn the money.
“The Police have become the enforcers of the law, Jury and executors of the penalty over the curfew Law, and the sentence ranges from robbery with violence to death penalty,” said the victim.
“The curfew that you and your seniors are trying to enforce is no more about Covid-19, it is about killing and stealing from hardworking Kenyans who wake up everyday to work,feed their families and make ends meet.
Be informed that the little I made on August 12th 2021 to go feed my two babie and their mother was stolen by your officer using a phone registered under the name Martin Ndichu Kamau.”
This comes at a time when the country is facing increase in police brutality and extrajudicial killings over violation of the curfew.