Kayole robber cops arrested in Eastleigh

Kayole robber cops arrested in Eastleigh

Three police officers attached to Kayole police station have been arrested following a foiled robbery in Eastleigh, Nairobi County.

According to the police report seen by Citizen Digital, the three were part of a six man gang that included a Cameroonian National, which stormed a hotel room armed with pistols and demanded that the two occupants surrender all the money in their possession.

The victims; Mohammed Hassan and Abdullahi Yusuf are reported to have surrendered Ksh.6 million that was in form of Dollars.

As soon as they left, the victims raised the alarm, and police who were on patrol responded only to find the gang were fellow officers from Kayole.

Police also recovered Ksh.3.5 million and a pocket phone without a battery in the 1:30am incident.

Two other suspects, one of who is a police officer, are reported to have escaped with the remaining money.

According to police, one of them is believed to be a PC Mwaniki from Kayole police station and the other, a police informer.

The three; CPL Wilson Cheruiyot, PC Daniel Kipkorir and PC Alex Kandie had a pistol each and a total of 45 rounds of ammunition.

The fourth culprit, Esome Jean Babtist, a Cameroonian national.

The four are currently being held at Pangani police station.

Detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) in Starehe are pursuing the suspects as investigations into the incident continue.

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