4 police officers arrested for extorting Ksh80,000

By , K24 Digital
On Mon, 30 May, 2022 12:56 | < 1 min read
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Four police officers based in Nairobi were on Sunday evening arrested in Loitoktok after they extorted Ksh80, 000 from a Tanzanian.

The officers, three based at Buruburu police station and one from Administration Police Uhuru Camp had arrested the foreigner on Friday in Loitoktok and drove with him to Nairobi where they forced him to withdraw Ksh80,000.

They went back to Loitoktok and stopped at a Shell petrol station along the Loitoktok-Emali road. Officers from Loitoktok police station approached them and they sped off towards Loitoktok airstrip in two vehicles, prompting a chase.

Upon arrest, it was discovered that the four were Corporal Geoffrey Mwongela, Constable Alex Katana, and Constable Kelvin Njuguna, all from Buruburu police station. The fourth officer was identified as AP Constable Tony Kororia of AP’s Critical Infrastructure Police Unit (CIPU).

Also arrested was David Mutua Matiti, 33 of Masinga area while another unidentified man escaped from the scene.

The suspects were in civilian clothes and had with them one full set of police uniforms, a pair of handcuffs and a police communication gadget whose serial number was obliterated.

The incident comes barely a week after officers from Kileleshwa police station arrested two foreigners on trumped-up charges and extorted them Ksh50,000.

The officers who have since been identified were in civilian clothing and were patrolling in a civilian car along Rhapta road.

The foreigners had just left a restaurant when they were arrested and taken to the station. According to the Occurrence Book (OB) entry, Constable Njeru, Constable Moraa, Constable Chacha and Constable booked the two foreigners indicating that they had been arrested for being illegally present in the country, obstructing police officers on duty and incitement.

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