Armed Officer Accused of Hunting Lover Over Ksh900K Scam Speaks

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    Police officers patrolling in Nairobi
  • A prison warder accused of plotting to kill his lover for allegedly conning him Ksh900,000 has given his side of the story regarding the incident.

    In an interview with TV47, Edwin Omuse refuted claims that he was going to kill his lover after he was reported to have taken a loaded G3 rifle and headed to Thika to kill his lover of four years. 

    He stated that he had no motive to commit the crime as if he did, he would have since he knew her whereabouts.

    Undated image of An entrance to a Police Station
    An image of a police station in Kenya

    "If I wanted to kill her, I would because I knew exactly where she was," Omuse maintained.

    The officer further dismissed claims that his lover had defrauded him of money.

    He raised suspicion after a whistleblower who spotted him at the Kangeta trading centre in possession of a rifle hidden in a sack phoned his colleague Caroline Wamboi to report the matter.

    The warder stationed at Kangeta Prison explained that he had only stepped out of his station while on duty and was late in returning the gun.

    "By the time I was leaving the Kangeta Station, my shift was not over and I could not return the gun before time hence I had to travel with it," he stated.

    He was arrested by officers from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) on Wednesday, August 26, after being termed armed and dangerous.

    After gathering intel on his girlfriend's whereabouts, they moved her to safety and waited for his move.

    Omuse, who is currently in police custody at Thika Police Station, expressed hope that justice would prevail and his name would be cleared.

    The DCI offiices in Kiambu
    The DCI offiices in Kiambu
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