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3 police officers arrested while ferrying 8 Somali nationals in govt vehicle

The lorry was ferrying other prison officers to Nairobi for a sports competition

by Masolo Mabonga Jan 10th ยท 1 min read

Three prison officers have been arrested by detectives for illegally ferrying eight Somali nationals using a government vehicle.

The officers who had allegedly been bribed KSh 18, 000 by the foreigners to facilitate the transportation were nabbed after being intercepted at Mutwang'ombe along Mwingi-Garissa highway.

According to a statement shared by the Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI) on their Facebook page on Thursday, January 10, the GK lorry which was intercept was ferrying other prison officers to Nairobi for the department's annual sports competition.

"Three Prison Officers found ferrying Foreigners in a government vehicle from Garissa to Nairobi were today arrested at Mutwang'ombe along Mwingi-Garissa Highway. KSh 18,000 cash suspected to have been given to facilitate the transportation also recovered from the prison seargent," said DCI.

Of the eight, six were juveniles while two were adults with no identification documents hence unaccounted for.

The three officers were identified as Constable Ali Hassan, Corporal Ibrahim Abdow and Seargent Simon Kyalo Mwendwa.

They were all arrested alongside the foreigners pending further investigation.

"Consequently, Constable Ali Hassan, Corporal Ibrahim Abdow and Seargent Simon Kyalo Mwendwa were arrested and placed in custody pending arraignment. The foreigners also arrested & undergoing investigative interviewing," read the statement.

last updated: 2020-01-10@21:01