A prison warder at the Industrial Area Remand Prison and a police constable at the service central stores were on Monday, August 17, arrested by DCI detectives based at Makadara after a robbery that saw government equipment disappear.
Naftaly Muturi and police constable Denise Onyango were nabbed after the service central store was broken into and over 2,222 pairs of military boots were stolen.
DCI, in a statement, indicated that detectives had recovered some of the items from a house which belongs to one of the suspects.
“550 pairs of assorted police boots, two rolls of uniform cloth were recovered whereas another 251 pairs were recovered from a house within Industrial area remand prison,” reads the statement in part.
The duo have since been placed in cells and are awaiting arraignment. If found guilty of robbery, the duo could be liable to imprisonment for fourteen years.
“A person who handles stolen goods is guilty of a felony and is liable to imprisonment with hard labour for a term not exceeding fourteen years,” reads section 322 of the penal code.
The incident came days after detectives nabbed a drug trafficker from his hide out in Utawala.
Tom Oura Aero is believed to have been operating with impunity in Nairobi and sponsoring gangs in Korogocho, Huruma and Dandora to protect his drug trafficking business.
Detectives also nabbed two of his associates namely Paul Ochieng Otieno and Stephen Wandera Barasa.