OCS, 4 cops arrested for stealing Vodka after alcohol lorry got into an accident


OCS, 4 cops arrested for stealing Vodka after alcohol lorry got into an accident
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Boya police station OCS and four other junior police officers are being held at Kisumu Central police station on allegations of looting alcohol from a vehicle that had been involved in an accident.

Nyando police boss Leonard Matete who led the operation confirmed that they got complaints from the crew of the ill-fated vehicle that police officers had looted the alcohol the vehicle was ferrying.

Matete says he responded and after a search in the OCS house at the Boya police station they recovered 72 bottles of white pearl vodka.

He says the OCS  William Cheruiyot, other junior officers including corporal Jane Chepkemei, police constables Bernard Macharia, Samuel Maina and Rodrick Laushuset are all being held by the DCI officers in Kisumu.

Matete says the Isuzu lorry that was ferrying the alcohol to Kisumu got involved in a non-injury accident just after Boya area.

He added that it was a shame that instead of guarding the lorry from members of the public, the officers themselves went on a looting spree.

Speaking to Radio Ramogi, Matete says the national police service shall not condone such conduct from officers bestowed with the duty to protect life  and property of Kenyans.

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