Three detectives from the Special Service Unit (SSU) of the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) who turned rogue and were connected to a robbery with violence incident were on Monday arrested by their colleagues.
The three –William Mutua, Henry Maitai, Jonathan Sankale are said to have been tipped off about Baraka Gas Company in Matuu, Machakos County, illegally refilling gas cylinder behind closed doors after curfew.
They raided the facility on July 31, 2020 and first intercepted the company’s surveillance car, a Toyota Probox, where on board was the manager. The officers then gained entry into the premises and reportedly confiscated mobile phones of all workers before the business owner called seeking to talk to them.
According to the DCI, a total of Ksh.370,000 was transferred to the rogue officers through an M-Pesa till number, an agent number and two Safaricom lines in various locations.
The three were disarmed during arrest and are presently in police custody as investigations into their conduct continue.