Two police officers have been arrested after they were linked to a robbery with violence incident which occurred within Kioko area in Dagoreti, at around 11am Wednesday September 8.
The officers identified as Inspector Evans Soita and Constable John Kemboi stationed at Spring Valley Police station are reported to have walked into Stephen Kamotho’s shop in Dagoreti, before an altercation ensued between the shop owner and the two officers.
A police report filed by Kamotho at Kikuyu police station, stated that two smartly dressed men who identified themselves as police officers, stormed his shop and brandished their firearms.
They then attempted to handcuff him but he resisted and raised alarm, attracting curious members of the public who responded in their numbers and rescued him.
Cornered, the officers opted to escape by firing one round in the air to scare away the irate mob.
In the ensuing melee, Inspector Soita lost his police communication pocket phone, as he took to his heels for dear life.
Luckily, police officers on patrol based at Kikuyu, rushed to the scene of the incident & managed to dissuade the angry mob & recovered the crucial police communication gadget.
Preliminary investigations revealed that the gadget had been issued to Inspector Soita, who is the in-charge Lower Kabete Patrol base.
The two officers were arrested and placed in custody at Gigiri Police Station, pending arraignment.
Meanwhile, the complainant who sustained injures on his left hand and stomach, was rushed to Nile hospital for medical attention.
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