NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 13 – Two prison warders captured in surveillance footage hiding cocaine in a toilet at the Manyani Maximum Prison.
Boniface Korir and William Chengo were arrested on Monday by detectives from Voi, the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) stated
DCI also said the two were found to be in possession of ammunition without authority.
The arrest of the two comes at a time security services have heightened surveillance amid a crackdown on the illicit drug trade.
Police in Mombasa have arrested 17 people in Likoni including an MCA on allegations of being involved in drug trafficking. They have also raided the house of business tycoon Ali Punjani
Efforts to get a Police response by Kenyan bulletin hit deaf ears because the Police refused to comment on the matter or the possible case. It remains unclear when the two prison warders will be arraigned in court to face charges.
The value of the impounded cocaine is also unknown.