Cop who illegally released suspect from Police Station arrested

By , K24 Digital
On Tue, 9 Nov, 2021 11:00 | 2 mins read
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A police officer who released a suspect from Kwanza Police Station cells saying that he had been issued with orders to do so by the OCS has been arrested.

In a police report seen by K24 Digital, the officer identified as Innocent Zachary Angwenyi released Sally Rono who was to be charged with the offence of being in possession of unaccustomed goods in the station located within Trans Nzoia County.

However, the move to release Rono backfired and saw Angwenyi arrested by Richard Gudah who is the OCS at the station.

This is after Gudah and another officer Meuse Vosena conducted a routine check at the station only to find that the prisoner was missing yet she had not been arraigned in court.

“On enquiries, the OCS was told that Angwenyi released the suspect after alleging that he had instructions from the OCS, which was not true,” the report read in part.

This saw Gudah go ahead and open an inquiry file number 1/2021 which was forwarded to the National Police Service Commission (NPSC) who recommended that the officer be charged with a criminal offence of aiding a prisoner to escape which is contrary to section 124(b) of the Penal Code.

The police report further stated that officers drawn from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) grilled the officer immediately he was nabbed before he was thrown into Kwanza Police cells.

Angwenyi will be arraigned in court on November 9, 2021.

Already, a manhunt for Rono who was released by Angwenyi has been launched with sleuths trying to locate her current location.

Cases of police officers breaking the law in the country have been on the increase.

This has in the past attracted the attention of Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai and DCI boss George Kinoti.

Both are on record issuing warnings to officers to restrain from breaking the law.

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