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Senior cop arrested for stealing motorcycle

By Kinyuru Munuhe
Wednesday, September 11th, 2019
In summary

A Police Constable attached to Central Police Station has been arrested alongside his brother in connection to stealing of a detained motorcycle from station yard at a time police involvement in crime soars. 

PC Philip Mutie is said to have tampered with the motorcycle’s ignition system held for a traffic offence in the ongoing bodaboda operations within the Nairobi Central Business District. 

He altered the original registration number KMWE 402C before handing it over to his brother Josphat Mutie.

 The owner has been identified as Thomas Mugwana.

 “The motorcycle in question was then recovered in Ngomango in Kitui East in the hands of Josphat Musyoka Mutie. The number plate had been tampered with alongside the prescribed number plate,” police investigation report shows in part.

The national Police Service (NPS) top leadership is on the spotlight as it grapples to contain skyrocketing cases of police involvement in criminal activities either directly or through proxies. 

Last year, a DCI officer attached to Central Police and a civilian have been arrested in connection to stealing and extortion of Sh800,000 against a Malian national in Nairobi’s Kilimani area.

Kelvin Ndosi raided Bathily Abdoulaye house in company of four other police officers and stole Sh8000 US Dollars and other valuables.

The other officer is attached to Nairobi region CID offices.Ndosi was part of six four police officer accused of kidnapping and torturing a civilian before robbing him of Sh291, 000 as he returned home in Nairobi.

They were part of a criminal network of a nine-man gang that works in cahoots with a former taxi driver to rob civilians especially after withdrawing money from the bank.

Two of those arrested are attached to Kayole Police Station and two others are attached to Nairobi Area CID office.

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