By Missing Voices Reporter
Published: April 1, 2022
Two junior police officers from Pangani police station are yet to report to their new work stations more than four months after they were given transfer letters.
Police constables Alexander Galama Force Number 64724 and Mathew Tuwei Kiptoo Force Number 78773 were supposed to report to Kibichoi police station in Kiambu County by December 9, 2021, but they have not despite their replacement having been effected.
In a letter dated November 25, 2021, and signed by deputy Inspector General of Police Edward Mbugua, 29 police officers under general duties were transferred from Nairobi County to various police stations in Kiambu county.
The affected officers had been ordered to report to their new stations by December 9, 2021.
In the letter in possession of Missing Voices, 23 out of the 29 officers in Nairobi County were from Pangani Police Station.
”Release the officers to report to their new stations by December 9, 2021. Submit casualty returns on departure and arrival,” reads in part the police letter commonly referred to as ”police signal’ in their circles.
The duo, Galama, and Kiptoo have allegedly been chest-thumping and asserting that they are untouchable.
“Two officers already reported at Pangani police station last year to replace them,” an officer at Pangani police station told Missing Voices in confidence for fear of intimidation.
The officer said the two are protected by a senior officer at Pangani police station.
“They run errands for a senior cop here. They have continuously ignored the OCS as well as the senior sergeant, whenever ordered to report to Kibichoi the duo tell the OCS to direct his orders to the sub-county police commander.”
Nairobi regional police boss James Mugera as well as Starehe sub-county police boss Julius Kiragu did not comment on the issue when Missing Voices reached them through text messages.
Pangani Police Station has been on the spot following numerous police killings, enforced disappearances, and extortion.
On March 18, 2022, police officers from the station were captured in a video executing two young men outside the police station in the wee hours of the night.
None of the known officers have been arrested as IPOA says they are still investigating the case.