Flying squad officers have arrested a constable suspected to have stolen a car from a police yard.
Constable Elias Shikuku is suspected to have stolen a car that was detained at a police unit in Pokot South changed the number plates and sold it.
According to the Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI), the incident happened in 2017.
“Flying Squad Detectives yesterday evening arrested Police Constable Elias Shikuku, @DCI_Kenya officer attached to Pokot South.The officer is suspected to have stolen a Toyota Land Cruiser that was detained at the Unit’s Yard in 2017, changed the number plates & sold it,” the DCI said in a tweet.
Detectives launched a search mission after the car was reported missing and found it in Mombasa.
Mr Shikuku, a former flying squad officer, is currently in police custody awaiting arraignment in court.
@DCI_Kenya Detectives launched investigations after it was found missing and recovered it in Mombasa bearing a different number plate. The suspect who is a former member of the Flying Squad Unit is currently in lawful custody awaiting arraignment in court.
— DCI KENYA (@DCI_Kenya) November 30, 2018