Two officers held over robbery bid
Two police officers were yesterday arrested during a botched robbery in Eastleigh, Nairobi.
Police Constables Ali Shukri Galgalo and Abdikadir Daiwo had boarded an Uber taxi posing as passengers who wanted to be taken to Pangani but turned out to be robbers.
They took control of the car and drove towards Eastleigh. On reaching the Kilimanjaro roundabout, in Kilimani one of the officers lost control of the car and it crashed and stalled at the roundabout.
The two officers attempted to escape on foot but were arrested by officers on patrol. It was then established that they were police officers. Police headquarters said Galgalo was based at Quarry Police Post while Daiwo was based at the Muthaiga Police Station.
The taxi had earlier been hailed by Stanley Mwaniki, who wanted to be taken from General Waruinge Road to Mathare Chief’s Camp.
After he was dropped, the two officers boarded the same Uber and forced the driver to the back seat and drove towards Eastleigh where they crashed.
And in Mlolongo, a police officer on interdiction, Constable Saidi Kisonga of Pangani Traffic Base was arrested for obtaining money by false pretense.
The officer is being held at Kabete Police Station. There has been an increase in the number of officers involved in criminal and corrupt activities.