Armed and dangerous! Beware of rogue cops
Cases of interdicted police officers involvement in crime have surged, raising concerns over the capacity of the National Police Service to monitor such officers.
Most of the rogue officers involved in crime have either dismissed or interdicted, with other having cases pending in courts over involvement in crime.
Police spokesman Charles Owino yesterday said there’s no policy to monitor officers who exit the service.
“However, if we have credible information that they could be involved in criminal activities, we can monitor them,” he told People Daily.
On Thursday, two police officers arrested following a botched robbery were found to be facing another case of robbery and kidnapping at Kibera Law Courts.
On February 20, last year, Constable Job Moracha Anyona, Constable Oliva Jumba, an Administration Police officer, a Kenya Defence Forces soldier and two other suspects were arrested in a botched ransom demand after kidnapping a boy in Langata.
The suspects had demanded Sh5 million from the boy’s parents. They were later charged in a Kibera court with robbery and kidnapping. Subsequently, Anyona and the two other officers were interdicted.
But last Thursday, Anyona, Jumba, Corporal Timothy Ouma of Mathare AP Camp and Constable Benard Okari were arrested after they kidnapped a man and forced him to withdraw cash from his KCB acount at NHIF branch.
The arrest came just four days after two other police officers were arrested following a botched robbery. On December 1, Constables Ali Shukri Galgalo and Abdikadir Daiwo were arrested during a botched robbery in Eastleigh.
The two, according to police headquarters, had boarded a taxi posing as passengers heading to Pangani, but turned to be robbers.
They took control of the car and drove towards Eastleigh, but the crashed at the Kilimanjaro roundabout. The two attempted to flee on foot, but were arrested by officers on patrol.