Two police officers are in custody awaiting robbery with violence charges for robbing a city businessman of Sh270,000.
Directorate of Criminal Investigations George Kinoti said the officers forcefully robbed the trader of Sh100,000 and kitchenware valued at more than Sh170,000.
“Police constables Kennedy Riendo and Joseph Kakuli, both based at the Critical Infrastructure Protection Unit (CIPU) headquarters were arrested following the ugly incident that occurred on Thursday morning, leading to a road traffic accident along Mombasa road,” Kinoti said on Saturday.
The two police officers will be charged with extorting Sh200,000 from an Egyptian national by falsely claiming that Egyptians are not allowed in Kenya.
“The foreigner responded that he only had Sh29,000 in his Mpesa account, and the officers escorted him to an Mpesa outlet at the Imara mall, to withdraw the cash,” Kinoti said.
He said one officer was in police jungle uniform and armed with an AK-47 assault rifle while the other was in civilian clothing when the accosted the foreigner identified as Naoman Mosad at the Gateway Mall.
In a series of tweets, the DCI boss said that the shaken victim contacted the director of Apogee warehouse group, Susan Makena, who came to his aid and found them at the mall just before the transaction was completed.
“She stopped the foreigner from making the withdrawal and insisted that they report the matter at Mlolongo police station for the lawful process to take course, contrary to the wishes of the officers,” Kinoti said.
At last the officers reluctantly agreed to board the woman’s vehicle to Mlolongo.
However along the, Riendo remarked that the two were wasting their precious time and threatened to take unspecified action including killing them.
“His accomplice at the back reached for his handcuffs and cuffed the foreigner’s hands before ransacking his pockets and making away with Sh100,500,” Kinoti said.