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3 police officers, Cameroon national arrested over Sh6mn robbery in Eastleigh

The three officers, all attached to Kayole Police Station, alongside the foreigner are said to have accosted some two Eastleigh residents at a lodging, where they stole Sh6 million at gun point, a police report indicated/CFM – FILE

NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 5 –Three police officers and a Cameroonian citizen have been arrested in connection to a robbery with violence incident reported in Nairobi’s Eastleigh Saturday morning.

The three officers, all attached to Kayole Police Station, alongside the foreigner are said to have accosted some two Eastleigh residents at a lodging, where they stole Sh6 million at gun point, a police report indicated.

According to police, Sh3.5 million was recovered.

Police nabbed them shortly after the incident when one of the victims raised alarm attracting response from police officers patrolling the area.

“They all had a Jericho pistol loaded with ammunition,” a police report seen by Capital FM News reads.

The three pistols had 38 bullets.

The arrested police officers were in a gang of six.

A police constable assigned to the Kayole Police Station and one other accomplice whose identity is yet to be established managed to escape.

The four suspects arrested on Friday are being detained at the Pangani Police Station ahead of arraignment on Monday.

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Cases of law enforcers engaging in crime are lately on the increase, raising safety concerns among the general public.

On Wednesday, three police officers were arrested along Nairobi-Garissa highway while transporting 245 kilos of bhang.

Of those arrested, two were detectives based at Wajir County while the third one was a general duty police officer.

Some five police officers are battling fraud cases following the September Sh72 million ATM heist in Nairobi West.

Mid last month, three officers were arrested in Busia town while in possession of fake currency amounting to more than Sh4 million.

One of the officers arrested holds the rank of Police Superintendent.

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