Another money heist: Police officers busted stealing from KCB ATM


Another money heist: Police officers busted stealing from KCB ATM
Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) ATM in Machakos. PHOTO | COURTESY

Five police officers have been arrested after they were found stealing money from a Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) ATM in Machakos.

Also Read: Two AP officers linked to Nairobi West heist arrested in Kisii, Kendu Bay

According to the police report, the five were found in possession of Ksh.268,000 after a security guard raised the alarm.

The five have been identified as Corporal (CPL) Richard Wambua (from Kahuro Police Station in Murang’a), Administration Police Constable (APC) Boniface Wambua (from Rapid Deployment Unit in Nairobi and currently attached at RDU Mau), APC Cyprian Odundo (based in Machakos), Prison Warder Julius Mwalili (attached to Prisons Headquarters) and Prison Warder Musyoki Mutua (attached to Prisons Regional Commander Nairobi).

“…Upon conducting a search, Ksh. 100,000 was recovered from the motor vehicle dash board and another Ksh. 168,600 from Julius Mwalili which had been hidden inside his socks and which he failed to account for. Also recovered was one prisons beret,” the police report reads.

This comes a day after Citizen TV aired footage from Kisima and Spiders bars in Kayole that showed police officers intimidating revelers.

The five are currently in custody as investigations into the theft commences.

On Sunday, another three police officers attached to Kayole police station were arrested following a botched robbery in Eastleigh area, Nairobi.

According to the police report, the three were part of a six man gang that included a Cameroonian, who stormed a hotel room armed with pistols and stole Ksh.6 million from the occupant.

Last month, two Administration Police officers linked to the Ksh. 72million heist in Nairobi West were arrested.

Chris Ayenda Machogu was arrested in Kisii and police recovered Ksh. 4million.

He reportedly led detectives to to his accomplice Vincent Wycliff Owuor in Kendu Bay.

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