2 policemen seized after hijacking, crashing Uber taxi

By Zadock Angira On Sun, 1 Dec, 2019 12:38 | < 1 min read
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A police officer was injured in a bar fight in Kibera has died. PHOTO | FILE

Two police officers were on Sunday morning 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 to be robbers.

They took control of the car and drove towards Eastleigh.

On reaching the Kilimanjaro roundabout, 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 they were arrested by colleagues on patrol.

It was then established that they were police officers. Police headquarters said Constable Galgalo was based at the Quarry police post while his colleague, Constable Daiwo, is based at the Muthaiga Police Station.

The taxi, a Mazda Demio registration number KCW 261D, had earlier been hired by Stanley Mwaniki who wanted to be taken from General Waruinge road to Mathare Chief’s camp.

After he was dropped off, the two officers boarded the same Uber and forced the driver to the back seat and drove towards Eastleigh when they crashed.

There has been an increase in the number of officers involved in criminal and corrupt activities.

At least 10 other officers have been arrested in the last few days for being involved in corrupt activities.

Last week, Administration Police Constable Johnstone Likhakasi and another suspected robber were shot dead along Luthuli Avenue.

Police recovered a Ceska pistol loaded with 12 rounds of ammunition, police staff ID belonging to the slain suspect and a mask.

Officers on foot patrol acting on a tip -off pursued the two suspects. A shoot out ensued and the two were shot dead.