In Summary
  • Stolen goods were recovered from the house of one of the suspects.
  • Mr John Irungu Ng’ang’a, an elder, said the police officers should be fired and charged in court.
  • Murang’a South OCPD Dorothy Gaitenga said they have received the complaints about the officers.

Police bosses in Murang’a are investigating claims that some officers are part of gang that has been breaking shops and stealing valuables before selling them at Makutano market and Thika town in Kiambu County.

The gang of three was arrested by an angry mob in Kiambamba village, Kambiti Location on Wednesday.

Stolen goods were recovered from the house of one of the suspects.

BLAME OFFICERS

And as the irate mob threatened to lynch them, they pleaded for mercy, saying that officers at the Kiambamba Administration Police (AP) camp are to blame for their woes as they are their accomplices.

The angry locals, who decided to search to the suspects’ homes without the help of the police, recovered items stolen from shops which are barely 100 meters from the AP post.

Mr John Irungu Ng’ang’a, an elder, said the police officers should be fired and charged in court, saying that residents have suffered for long.

“We can’t trust the police officers at this camp. We have reported the theft cases to them and even named the key suspects without getting any help. To make the matters worse, they have been implicated in the theft syndicate. We don’t want them in this camp anymore,” Mr Nganga told journalists.

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