The National Police Service has in a flurry of tweets rubbished claims by a junior officer, identified as Wycliffe Ombede, that Deputy IG Edward Mbugua allegedly stole his wife.
The Service distanced the police boss from the allegations that have taken social media by a storm, terming the reports as distasteful and malicious.
"The National Police Service has taken note of some distasteful, malicious and unprofessional reporting appearing online and attributed to some media houses linking a senior police officer to some love triangle involving a junior officer and his wife," the statement read in part.
The Service further advised members of the public to ignore the reports, that they have strongly termed as ill-motivated.
"Kenyans are urged to ignore the said sensational online media reporting. We also urge media to exercise professionalism in reporting that has the potentiality of character assassination," the statement read further.
While speaking exclusively to K24 Digital, the aforementioned junior officer, broke down in tears while narrating his tribulations.
Ombede claimed that he received a call from a man who introduced himself as his boss, telling him to keep away from his wife whom he identified as Grace or suffer dire consequences.
“The man who took my wife called me and introduced himself as my boss then further revealed that he is the Deputy Inspector General of Police. I didn’t believe it because I did not expect someone of Mbugua’s calibre to threaten his junior as he did,” Ombede said.