The National Police Service (NPS) has dismissed claims that the lady in a viral video misusing her enforcement powers is under them.
In a statement to the press, the NPS Spokesperson Bruno Isohi Shioso has confirmed that the lady is an enforcement officer working for the Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS) and that she was only impersonating a police officer.
“The impression created by the clip supposes that the lady is a police officer misusing her law enforcement powers. This is to confirm to the public that the said lady as portrayed is not under the NPS as believed,” Shioso said.
The female Nairobi City Inspectorate Officer ‘Kanjo’ attached to Green Park Bus Terminus was captured on video harassing patrons in an unidentified restaurant.
The intoxicated officer went ahead and gave her personal employment number, identifying herself as an Inspector attached to Green Park Bus Terminus, Nairobi.
“Record me. I am an Inspector of Police attached to Nairobi County,” she was captured saying.
She went ahead and grabbed a female patron’s phone, while uttering expletives, and gave her personal employment number. The number indicates that she was recruited in the year 2020.
“Don’t touch my phone again,” the woman is heard complaining.
A man, whom she refers to as an intimate partner, is also captured intervening but she dismisses him saying 'I have powers to arrest!'
Nairobi County Chief Security and Compliance Chief Officer D. Mark Leleruk earlier said they had launched investigations into the incident, noting that there was no law that allows kanjos to cause intimidation, disturbance, or harass other Kenyans.
“There is no law that allows others to harass others. We are yet to investigate the extent of harassment but we have already begun investigations,” Leleruk stated.
The National Police Officers are seconded to NMS to train and discharge their mandate according to the law.