A business woman in Nairobi’s Joska Estate has narrated how uniformed police officers broke into her home and took away some of her possessions.
Police officers caught on CCTV engaging in robbery on the night of census
Wanjiru Kariuki said the incident took place on the night of August 24 when the 2019 census kicked off.
She said that she first thought the robbers were census officials but changed her mind after they started knocking on her door violently.
“I refused to open the door after they started knocking the door violently, including using doors. They eventually managed to break down the metallic door,” she narrated.
Wanjiru lives in the back rooms of her bar which also houses one of her maids.
“The first thing they did was to slap me, asking me why I had refused to open the door for them,” Wanjiru’s barmaid Mercy Silantoi recalled.
Fortunately for the bar owner, her building has CCTV equipment which recorded the police officers – one of them is seen stealing a phone that was charging at the bar counter.
Wanjiru says the raid was meant to punish her for refusing to pay “protection fees” that is demanded by local security officers for purposes of extortion.
The business woman joins a growing list of civilians who have been violently robbed by officers who are employed to protect them.
Last year, the DCI arrested four police officers after they were linked to a robbery in Nakuru.
The officers’ trail was revealed after one of them dropped his government-issued pistol magazine which had 15 bullets at a private home where the robbery was staged.
Here is the VIDEO courtesy of NTV:
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