Police Boss Robbed in the Middle of Town

  • A police officer carrying out a security operation.
    A police officer carrying out a security operation.
  • Detectives based in Mombasa are looking for thugs who held a police boss at gunpoint and robbed him of his firearm in the middle of the busy coastal town. 

    Reports indicated that on Monday night, September 20, Mombasa Urban Sub County Police Commander, George Bamba Kingi, was heading home in his private car when a Tuktuk blocked him on the road. 

    The thugs are said to have forced officer Kingi to alight from his car, whereby one of the suspects held him at gunpoint and ordered him to surrender his firearm, a Jericho pistol.

    An undated image of vehicles parked outside a police station
    An undated image of vehicles parked outside a police station

    The other two suspects stole the pistol, loaded with 15 rounds of ammunition, that was holstered on his waist. The thugs then fled towards Likoni.

    "A multi-agency team responded after the police boss raised alarm. The officers combed the area, but nothing has been recovered,” a police report stated.

    County Regional Police Commander Manaseh Musyoka condemned the act noting that police officers were working round the clock to ensure the perpetrators are brought to book.

    Further, he called upon Mombasa residents to come forth with any information regarding the incident, adding that there was a hefty reward for anyone who would assist the police in recovering the gun and capturing the suspects. 

    "The suspects, who were all armed, then ordered him to surrender, and since he feared for his life, he cooperated with them."

    “Anyone with information that can assist us to recover the gun to share the information in confidence and there is a reward for that.”

    In the recent past, thugs have been devising nifty tactics in a bid to carry out their hatched scheme and evade justice.

    From staging heists in wealthy neighbourhoods to robbing police officers, perpetrators are going to extra lengths in order to follow through with their plans.

    Police officers manning a house.
    Police officers manning a house.
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