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City cops arrested for torturing, robbing man of Sh291K

Detectives have arrested four police officer who are accused of torturing a civilian before robbing him of Sh291,000 as he returned home in Tassia Estate on Wednesday.

According to the police, the arrested officers are part of a nine-man gang that works in cahoots with a former taxi driver to rob civilians.

Two of those arrested are stationed at Kayole police station and two others are from Mr Nicholas Kamwende’s County Criminal Investigations Officer (CCIO) office.

Police added that four other officers, including a Chief Inspector based at the CCIO’s office and a Corporal based at Soweto police station in Kayole, are expected to be arrested on Thursday.

Special Crimes Prevention Unit led by the OC Pius Gitari are leading the investigations.

The latest arrest comes just months after a another officer, who was facing carjacking charges but on bail, was arrested in October for kidnapping and demanding ransom.

Constable Kelvin Ndosi and a civilian accomplice, identified as Michael Ochieng, were arrested for allegedly abducting a man in Athi River and demanding a Sh300,000 ransom from the victim’s wife.

The abductors drove their victim to Nairobi’s Kayole estate before proceeding to Shell petrol station along Ruiru Bypass road, where they made the ransom demand.

The arrested officer made headlines in September after he was arrested for arresting a Mali national at his residence in Kilimani before ransacking his house and robbing him of cash and goods worth Sh5.3 million.

Following an intense sting operation, an accomplice was arrested and he led the police to the officer who was arrested at his work station, charged in court and but later released on bail.