Molo OCS Arrested at Police Station, Fights Detectives

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    Officers on duty at a police station in Kenya in a photo dated 2019
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  • Molo OCS Ann Kanori was arrested on Friday night, July 2 at 10 pm at her police station in Nakuru County. 

    Detectives from the Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission (EACC) grilled Kanori at Molo Police Station for over five hours, accusing her of graft. 

    Kanori was reported to have fought with the sleuths who wanted her transferred to Railways Police Station in Nakuru pending her arraignment in court. She was charged with several counts of fraud and embezzlement. 

    Nakuru County Deputy Police Commander Joseph Tonui confirmed the arrest, stating that Molo Sub-County Police Commander Samuel Mukusi intervened and deescalated the situation. Mukusi also convinced Kanori to surrender as she risked being charged with resisting arrest. 

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    An entrance to a Kenya police station in a photo dated 2018
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    The suspect was ferried to Railways Police Station under heavy security from the EACC officers and police drawn from Molo Police Station. 

    "She spent the night behind bars, as EACC investigated alleged grafts against her in the recent past.

    "The OCS had declined to accompany the EACC officers, but she eventually agreed to go after other officers interceded," Tonui stated. 

    Kanori was in the spotlight in early June 2021 after her house help allegedly stole Ksh320,000 police cash bond stored at her house. Molo Sub - County Police Commander Samuel Mukhusi explained that the money was stored at the OCS' house as the police station was undergoing repairs. 

    Mukhusi, nonetheless, cautioned that Kanori would account for the money as police suspected that the accusation against the house help was fabricated. They alleged that the OCS may have orchestrated the plot to swindle the money

    "We had asked for support from the area Constituency Development Fund to renovate the station. The cash bail could not remain at the station as constructors undertook their duties. 

    “It’s important that, when the cash bail monies pile up, they get moved to a safer place, so she decided to take the money to her house”, Mukhusi stated. 

    The house help was arrested a few days later but pleaded not guilty in court. The case will be heard on August 24. 

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    A house help who was accused of stealing Ksh320,000 from Molo OCS Ann Kanori's house was arraigned in court in June 2021
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