Angry residents accuse Kitui AP camp officer of stealing man’s wife
Drama ensued as the woman's husband found another padlock and used it to lock the door from outside as the angry mob cheered him on.
- Police dispersed the mob but they regrouped and barricaded the busy Kitui-Thika Road using stones.
- They also lit a bonfire using old tyres, a move that caught the attention of the Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu.
Police had a hard time blocking irate residents from torching a Kitui AP camp over claims that one of the officers was involved in illicit love affair.
They claimed that one of the Administration Police officers had locked a villager’s wife inside his house at the camp where they were suspected to be having the relationship.
The woman’s husband reportedly got wind of the 11 am incident and rushed to the Kitui AP camp only to find the door to the policeman’s house locked from the inside.
Drama ensued as he found another padlock and used it to lock the door from outside as the angry mob cheered him on.
Moments later, a contingent of heavily-armed police officers led by the Kitui Central AP commander Nicholas Mutua arrived at the scene.
Police dispersed the group that was armed with petrol jerrycans ready to torch the Kitui AP camp.
However, the mob were not dissuaded and instead regrouped to barricade the busy Kitui-Thika Road using stones.
They also lit a bonfire using old tyres, a move that caught the attention of the area Governor Charity Ngilu.
The Governor inquired what had happened and after she was briefed, returned to the camp and ordered that the said officer be removed from the premises.
“Police are supposed to provide security to the locals not snatch their wives,” she said.
The AP commander also confirmed that the man has since been moved from the Syongila camp.
“At the moment all his personal effects are being packed into a van” Mutua said adding that the officer was relocated for his own security as locals no longer had confidence in him.
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