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Daughter of city police boss arrested over Sh2m robbery

Police are holding four of their colleagues suspected to have been involved in a Sh2 million robbery at Rironi, Limuru on Saturday.

The four Administration Police officers are suspected to have robbed Chinese national Wunei Dun of the money on the Nairobi-Nakuru highway as he drove from Nairobi to Bomet.

One of the officers is said to be the daughter of a senior police boss in Nairobi.

On Sunday, Central police station Criminal Investigations boss Kiberenge Seroney said the matter involving the officers had been received and was under investigation.

OFF-DUTY

“This matter is being investigated by Limuru Police Division. The officers were off-duty and we really don’t have all information even though we have received the complaint,” he said.

Mr Dun, who runs a gambling business in Nairobi, told the police that he suspected his driver may have given the officers information about the cash before they accosted him. The driver was also arrested.

Mr Dun said he was heading to Nakuru from Nairobi when a group of armed people in a car blocked the road and asked him to get out of the car.

ARRESTED

He said they forced him to hand in the cash and drove off from the scene. When police attached to Limuru station were informed about the robbery, they started investigations and arrested the five.

Police sources revealed to Nation that the officers — two attached to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations and the female AP attached to Central police station —were found with cash amounting to more than Sh100,000 each.

The other officer is attached to Chepalungu.

Police in Limuru said two other unknown civilians were on the run and were being sought. They said the suspects will be arraigned in court today.