Police officers were on Tuesday, August 24, deployed to track down an armed prison warder who was reported to have gone rogue.
The warder is suspected to be trailing his wife, whom he alleged to have defrauded him over Ksh900,000, he had secured from a bank as a loan.
A duty officer at Kangeta GK Prisons in Igembe Central Sub County, Meru raised the alarm and notified his seniors of the incident.
He, later on, accompanied his bosses to Kangeta Police Station where they reported the case at around 8:24pm.Police officers patrolling in NairobiFile
The two officers recorded that they caught wind of the warder’s intention following a tip-off from his colleague.
"He was heard saying that he was heading to Thika to kill his wife who defrauded him cash amounting to Ksh900,000 which he had acquired from a bank loan," the officers told the police as recorded vide OB. 29/24/8/2021," read a police report seen by Kenyans.co.ke.
The officer stationed at Kangeta GK Prisons was spotted within Kangeta Trading Centre while in possession of a G3 rifle. Eyewitnesses alleged that the firearm was hidden in a sack.
His colleagues stated that he had been issued with the gun loaded with twenty rounds of ammunition at around 1pm on the said day.
"Police officers in the company of prison warders have been dispatched to trace the rogue officer," lead detectives stated.
A notice was also circulated around police stations in the area informing officers to be on the lookout as the warder was armed and dangerous.
His case comes a few days after a police officer was wanted for the death of his colleague at Doldol Police Station police lines in Laikipia County.
The suspect, identified as Titus Keen, was reported to have shot dead the deceased, Leonard Ojwang, and made away with a loaded AK-47 rifle shortly after the incident occurred.
Laikipia Sub-County Commander, Ancent Kaloki, termed the suspect, Titus Keen, as "armed and dangerous" and launched a manhunt for the fugitive.
“All officers to be alert and be on the lookout for the officer who is believed to be heading to his home within Elbisil area in Kajiado County. Communicate any information regarding this case with minimum delay. Note that he is in civilian clothing,” Kaloki cautioned.
Whereabouts of the fugitive are still unknown.An undated photo of police officers and detectives at a crime scene in KenyaFiledead armed ammunition death gun suspect armed suicide
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