Police officer among gang arrested for robbery with violence in Nairobi
A police officer is among nine suspects that are being held at the Kitengela Police Station for robbery with violence.
Denis Mokua Monda, attached to Kwanza police station in Kitale, Trans Nzoia County, was arrested alongside four other suspects in a hideout in Nairobi area on Monday, October 17, 2022.
The arrests came after four other suspects were arrester earlier at another hideout within Mlolongo town.
According to K24, police recovered two toy guns leading to the arrest of their accomplices who have been terrorizing residents of Kitengela town and its environs.
An anonymous detective who spoke to the media outlet said Monda has recently been absconding from duty and was also being pursued over theft claims.
The detective noted that the rogue officer is also believed to have been hiring his firearm to criminal gangs and coordinating a chain of criminal gangs within Nairobi area.
A Kajiado court granted the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) a miscellaneous application to hold the suspects for ten days to allow investigations.
The arrest of the rogue police officer and his alleged accomplices comes following an upsurge in criminal activities around the country.
Kenyans have been alarmed by an increase in cases of muggings, burglaries, stabbings and robberies, some of which were conducted in broad day light.
Earlier this week, the Inspector General of Police Japhet Koome pledged immediate police action, within the confines of the law, to arrest the situation and restore security in the country. His sentiments were also echoed by the Minister for Interior, Prof. Kithure Kindiki, who said the criminals that had ‘dared’ the government would be dealt with swiftly.