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Police officer arrested in connection with contractor store break-in

An Administration Police officer from Kigumo sub-county, Murang’a county is being held in custody on suspicion of breaking into the Northern Collector Tunnel.

Police Constable Silas Kipkoech Kosgei was arrested on Saturday.

The officer’s arrest follows the arrest of three other suspects – Paul Maina Muniu, Peter Kilele, and Ezekiel Mwangi – on April 2, when items believed to have been stolen during the incident were recovered.

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Detectives believes that the police officer is an accomplice of the other suspects linked to the break-in at the Chinese contractor’s site in Mairi area, Kigumo sub-county three weeks ago. During the break-in, property worth millions of shillings was lost.

According to Murang’a Criminal Investigations county director Julius Rutere, Kosgey is being held at Kigumo Police Station and will be arraigned in court on Monday.

Rutere also confirmed that the officer will be charged with robbery with violence before his case is consolidated with the other suspects’ cases.