A policeman attached to Ruiru Police Station has been arrested in connection with a robbery with violence incident.
The police officer is accused of violently robbing a female accountant of $50,000 (Sh5.6 million) together with three Mitsumi Business Park employees identified as Albert Ochola, Walter Kiverenge, and Bernard Ogutu Oketch.
The four suspects were arrested by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) detectives based in Parklands, Nairobi.
“Armed with pistols, the four, together with others who are being sought accosted the accountant while inside a lift as she was heading to deposit the cash in the bank,” the DCI said in a statement.
Police recovered $10,000 from a house in Nairobi’s Huruma estate belonging to Ochola, who works as a plumber at Mitsumi Business Park.
A further $12,300 was found at Kiverenge’s house in Kawangware, Nairobi. Kiverenge, who works as a supervisor at Mitsumi Business Park had concealed the cash inside a water dispenser.
At Ogutu’s house in Mathare Are One estate, detectives recovered $10,000, a brand new TV, and two mobile phones.
The suspects were put under police custody pending arraignment in court on Thursday.