Police officer in Kilimani arrested for loaning her firearm to criminals

By , K24 Digital
On Thu, 19 Aug, 2021 22:02 | < 1 min read

A police woman attached to Kilimai Police Station, Nairobi was arrested after her official firearm was recovered from suspected thugs.

In a police report seen by K24 Digital, the officer identified as Bridget Wanjiku Kamau attached to the office of the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) was arrested on Thursday, August 19.

"A police officer No. 112118 PC(W) Bridget Wanjiku Kamau attached to Regional Criminal Investigations Office –Coast Region was arrested for the offences of unlawfully permitting another person to take possession of a firearm and ammunitions to advance the course of organized criminal activities and other related offences contrary to Section 4A (b) of the Firearms Act No. 25 of 2015," the police report read in part.

According to police, Wanjiku's arrest comes after sleuths recovered a firearm, police pocket phone and handcuffs from criminals detained at Kilimani Police Station which were issued to the police woman.

"This is following the recovery of a firearm make Taurus revolver s/no. KE KP 36338 and a police pocket phone IMEI No.680D045310010568 duly issued to No. 112118 PC(W) Bridget Wanjiku Kamau, an unmarked Ceska pistol with 7 rounds of 9mm ammunitions, 2 police handcuffs bearing serial numbers 2KP 001992 and KP/1E/000624 in possession of three other suspects apprehended in Kilimani, Nairobi on Tuesday, 17th August -2021 vide Kilimani Police Station OBNo.17/17/08/2021," the statement by police read.

The police officer was arraigned on Thursday, August 19 before a Chief Magistrate’s Court at Milimani, Nairobi for an application of custodial orders to complete investigations before taking plea on the criminal charges.

Police say administrative action as per Service Standing Orders will also be taken against Wanjiku stating that a progress report will be issued.