Hours after their Embu counterparts were yesterday arraigned at the Milimani law courts and charged, four police officers are currently being detained for fleecing a civilian after arrest.
The four officers from Ruiru are apprehended the civilian for flouting Covid-19 and the imposed dusk to dawn curfew.
The officers would later handcuff him, seized his phone and thereafter forcing him to share him MPesa pin, before carrying out a transaction thereby robbing him of his hard earned money.
According to him the police officers transferred Ksh.1030 before completely deleting the transaction’s confirmation message.
“The police officer proceeded to transfer 1030/ to his phone, transaction code (PHC3JFK18D), phone registered under Martin Ndichu Kamau, and immediately transferred the same to another line,” said the aggrieved civilian.
He was later able to retrieve the transaction details through the help of Safaricom his local network service providers, and lodging a complaint.
The revelation of the incident online sparked an uproar from Kenyans, with the online family calling for intervention by their seniors.
This later forced the Ruiru Security Committee to bow to pressure launching investigation into the matter to find out more on the accusations against them.
Confirming the incident, Kiambu County Commissioner Geoffrey Githenji said that the police officers will be presented before the court of law to answer a case of robbery.
“Our assurance is that we will not allow the civilians to be troubled by officers charged with the responsibility to protect them. The four will be taken to court. We will also hunt down the others suspected to be taking part in such acts,” said Githenji.
This comes just days after yet another incident involving police officers where two brother lost their lives after an arrest for flouting the set curfew hours.
The two brothers Emmanuel and Benson of Kianjokoma Embu County were found dead days later with their bodies transferred to the Embu mortuary after their were reported missing.
The six police officers corporals Consolota Njeri and Benson Mbuthia, constables Lilian Cherono, Martin Wanyama, Nicholas Sang and James Mwaniki who are the chief suspects in their murders have since been arrested and charged with murder.