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Murang’a: Police officer arrested for robbing Tuk Tuk driver KSh 1,100

A police officer from Murang’a County has been arrested and detained at Kandara Police Station for robbing a Tuk Tuk driver KSh 1,100.

According to a report released by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), the officer flagged down the Tuk Tuk driver and demanded KSh 2,000 following reasons only known to him.

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It is reported that the driver refused to hand over any money and it was when the officer opted to use force. He snatched KSh 300 from the driver’s hand and another KSh 800 from his pocket.

“The distraught Tuk Tuk driver raised alarm and Police Officers from Kabati Police Station led by the OCS, rushed to the scene of the incident,” DCI reported.

The officer has been arrested with further investigations to the case commenced.

This comes a day after 4 police officers from Ruiru, Nairobi County got arrested after robbing a civilian while enforcing COVID-19 curfew rules.

The four identified as Constables Thomas Agumba Okuku, Lawrence Mbau, James Munyoki Mulei and Dan Keya handcuffed the civilian, took his phone and forced him to share his Mpesa pin and they carried out the transaction.

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The officers managed to steal KSh 1,030 from his Mpesa and deleted the Mpesa message from his phone.

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