A police officer in Machakos and his accomplice were arrested on Sunday after they allegedly robbed two university students.
In a report by the DCI, the cop identified as Kevin Sila and an accomplice David Muringu were riding on their motorbike when they stopped and robbed Machakos university students who were riding on a bicycle on their way to their rented quarters.
It is said that the two started beating the students before robbing them.
One of the students, however, managed to escape and while he was escaping, an altercation occurred attracting the attention of their fellow students who rescued them.
"A police officer is in custody on robbery with violence charges after he attacked a university student and robbed him of his mobile phone and other valuables. The officer and an accomplice had accosted two Machakos University students as they headed to their rented quarters on a bicycle last night," DCI's report read in parts.
"The duo had flagged down the students in the wee hours of the morning before descending on one of them with resounding slaps as they ransacked his pockets. His roommate however managed to escape the attack narrowly and took flight screaming, attracting neighbours who also happened to be students from the university."
Later police landed on the scene and arrested the two before they could escape.
"The students responded to the distress calls and rescued their fellow comrades from the wrath of the officer and his accomplice. Drama unfolded when the officer attempted to escape after handing back the stolen phone but it was too late as his colleagues from Machakos police station arrived and arrested him and his colleague," the report further reads.
The duo is being held at Machakos police station awaiting to be charged with robbery with violence.