Five police officers were on Tuesday evening arrested after they were busted breaking into an ATM in Machakos town.
The five were apprehended after a security guard manning the ATM belonging to Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) raised the alarm, according to a police report. The officers were found in possession of Sh268,000.
The suspects were identified as Corporal Richard Wambua from Kahuro Police Station in Murang’a, Administration Police Constable (APC) Boniface Wambua from Rapid Deployment Unit in Nairobi, and APC Cyprian Odundo, who is based in Machakos.
Others are Prison Warden Julius Mwalili attached to Prisons Headquarters and Prison Warden Musyoki Mutua who is attached to Prisons Regional Commander Nairobi.
“…Upon conducting a search, Ksh. 100,000 was recovered from the motor vehicle dashboard and another Ksh. 168,600 from Julius Mwalili which had been hidden inside his socks and which he failed to account for. Also recovered was one prisons beret,” the police report reads.
The incident comes days after three other police officers attached to Kayole police station were arrested on Sunday after stealing $60,000 (Sh6 million) from two lodgers in Nairobi’s Eastleigh area.
Authorities said the three were part of a six-man gang that stormed a hotel room armed with pistols and demanded the money from occupants.