According to National Police Service, the Roysambu robbery case was a doctored video.
A video showing thugs on a motorbike snatching a mobile phone from a traffic police officer is doctored, the National Police Service (NPS) has said without releasing the original video.
In a tweet on Wednesday, NPS termed the video as “malicious”, asking members of the public to ignore it.
“Our investigations have revealed that a video circulating on social media insinuating to be of a police officer being snatched a phone is a manipulated video whose intention is malicious.We urge members of the public to ignore it,” said NPS.
In the video that has since gone viral, three men on a motorbike are seen snatching a mobile phone from a traffic police officer near the Roysambu roundabout.
The traffic officer is then seen moving towards a motorist, trying to explain what has befallen him.
The Roysambu roundabout is very notorious for such incidents and the fact that kasarani Police station is just a stone throw away doesn’t make it any better.