Nairobi: 4 police officers arrested attempting to rob Forex bureau staff of Ksh.2 million

Nairobi: 4 police officers arrested attempting to rob Forex bureau staff of Ksh.2 million

Four police officers have been arrested while attempting to rob staff of a foreign exchange bureau in Nairobi.

Sergeant Daniel Wambua and Constable Stanley Mohammed Gitonga of DCI Kasarani; Corporal Eliud Bor attached to the United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON) in Gigiri as well as Nicholas Murira of Mugutha police station were intercepted in the Muthaiga area on Monday afternoon.

Police say a businessman who runs a bureau along Mama Ngina Street had withdrawn Ksh.2 million from a nearby bank in the company of his colleague at around 11 AM when Wambua, Gitonga and Bor approached them, purporting to arrest them for an offence they did not disclose.

The businessman raised alarm which attracted the nearby security guards and police officers who were guarding a nearby Forex bureau who rushed to the scene and took the bag containing the money for safe custody.

The two officers then proceeded to arrest the two and drove them to what they claimed to be the DCI headquarters along Kiambu Road.

“Later, the owners of the Forex bureau reported to police and the said motor vehicle and the occupants intercepted within Muthaiga,” read a police report.

It was later established that Sergeant Murira was with the trio at the scene but was found in the Toyota Premio his accomplices were driving at the time of arrest.

Upon search, two of the officers were found to be armed with pistols while the car they were using is detained at the Regional police headquarters in Nairobi.

The four are meanwhile in custody awaiting arraignment for attempted robbery with violence.


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