Fake Police-Man Arrested
Following Spate of Robberies
The Nation (Nairobi)
4 February 2008
Police in Baringo have arrested a man they claim had been posing
as an Administration Police officer.
Area divisional police boss Peter Njenga said a G3 rifle, 20
rounds of ammunition and AP's uniform were recovered from the
He said the man stole the gun and uniform in Narok sometime in
December and went all the way through Mai Mahiu, Naivasha and
Nakuru to Marigat in Baringo District where he was arrested on
Mr Njenga said the suspect robbed a bread supplier of Sh58,000 at
gun-point in Marigat Town. He said the culprit later stole
Sh14,000 from a teacher, adding that the man had been on the local
police's list of wanted criminals after several cases were
reported at the station.
Mr Njenga said several people had gone to his office claiming that
they had been terrorised and mugged by an Administration Police
He said the man was under police custody and would be charged with
the offences as soon as investigations were completed.
Elsewhere, an Administration Police officer shot and injured a
nephew of the Narok North Member of Parliament, Mr David Lankas,
at Ololulunga Trading Centre on the Narok-Bomet road.
Confirming the incident, Narok divisional police commander Patrick
Wambani said the AP constable had gone to arrest the two men, who
were fighting with knives, when they attacked him.
He said the Administration Police officer panicked and opened fire
to scare away the two.
Mr Wambani said one of the men was hit by a bullet below the waist
and was rushed to the district hospital. He said the incident
sparked off a demonstration by the residents against police
Mr Wambani said the AP constable was being held at Narok Police
Station, and would be charged for the offence.
But the MP, Mr Lankas, dismissed the police explanation, saying
the AP officer was armed, drunk and disorderly.
He claimed the officer was shooting indiscriminately when the
bullet hit his nephew. He also accused the police of taking time
before disarming and arresting the officer.