Presidential escort officers involved in Sudi arrest drama transferred

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020 17:21 |

The three presidential escort officers attached to the Deputy President William Ruto have been transferred to Homa Bay, Mandera and Bondo.

Previously, the three officers were grilled over their role in the dramatic arrest of Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi after they were found at his home in the morning of his arrest.

Chief Inspector Amos Ekiru has been transferred to Bondo while the two constables Isaack Dida and Simon Siengo were moved to Mandera and Homa Bay respectively.

This follows the transfer of Uasin Gishu County police commander Johnston Ipara who was last week deployed to the police headquarters, Vigilance House.

The three officers are suspected to have helped the MP evade arrest.

Earlier, police headquarters had said Constables Isaack Dida and Simon Siengo would be charged with obstructing police officers on duty.

During the dramatic arrest of MP Sudi, it is believed the Chief Inspector escaped, leaving behind his firearm which was later recovered by officers who conducted the raid at the MP’s home.

The Presidential Escort officers, who guard both the President and his deputy, had accompanied the Deputy President to his rural Sugoi home in Uasin Gishu county before they left for Sudi’s residence.

It was not clear whether Ruto was aware of their mission at Sudi’s residence.

Constable Dida was armed with a Jericho pistol loaded with 15 rounds of ammunition while Constable Siengo was armed with a Ceska pistol and 30 rounds of ammunition, according to police sources.

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