Police have now denied being involved in the arrest of three men who were apprehended at gunpoint during the burial of a female gangster, Claire Njoki Kibia alias 'Nairobi prettiest thug', in Murang'a yesterday.
The Murang'a County Director of Criminal Investigation Office (DCIO) explained that he was not aware of any arrests and referred residents who had visited the station to inquire about the whereabouts of the three men to the Direction of Criminal Investigation (DCI) in Nairobi.
Samuel Kiboi, Amos Ngaire and a third man were ordered to lie down by men carrying pistols and who were believed to be plainclothes police officers. According to eyewitnesses, the three were immediately whisked away on suspicion that they were gang members.
A wife to one of the arrested men narrated the ordeal to journalists indicating the swift manner in which the police operated.
"They attacked and harassed us, claiming that they were looking for criminals. We had come to bury our loved one but they took away my husband," she lamented.
Media reports had earlier indicated that plain clothes police had attended the funeral causing some of the deceased girl's friends to stay away.
The funeral was held at Claire's rural home in Kambirwa, Murang'a County and lacked a written eulogy/funeral program as events were just carried out casually.
The few mourners in the funeral are said to have spoken in low tones and none of her immediate family members addressed the gathering.
Claire, who was believed to be the wife of a notorious robber known as Mwanii, was shot dead in Lower Chokaa area, along Kangundo Road last week.