A former police officer, for over ten years, has outwitted law enforcement officers evading arrest and even scheming to get away with murder charges.
The court heard on Monday, December 6, that the former police officer had devised his own ways to dodge all the dragnets to apprehend him.
He had gone underground, concealing his identity by changing sim cards and keeping an anonymous profile online, making it hard for other law enforcement officers to track him down.A Kenyan police officer pictured at a crime scene.Kenyans.co.ke
The former cop kept eluding all traps set to handcuff him by getting prior information on plans to storm his residence allowing him to move from one place to another.
In addition, some sources indicated that he might have received help from some of his former colleagues.
He was able to engage in other activities without ever raising a red flag until the court threatened to take action against Eastern Region DCIO Jeremiah Ikiao.
The Embu High Court ordered the top police boss to produce the accused officer in court which eventually led to his arrest.
"The matter was handled by DCI Mbeere North and after the summons, I called for a meeting with the county officers to find out why the accused had not been apprehended for 10 years," the DCIO stated.
He added, “the accused person being a former police officer, the officers had done what they could but he was able to avoid their dragnets."
The officer was charged with killing a civilian at Ishiara Market in Mbeere North, Embu County.
He went missing following submissions by 11 witnesses provided to the prosecution.
The former administration police officer was presented in court by a heavy contingent of officers for the hearing of the case. The court further revoked his bail meaning that he was going to remain in custody.
The judgment was read by High Court judge, Lucy Njuguna, allowing the former cop to finally face the law.
That was not the first time he was on the wrong side of the law. In 2018, he was convicted in a Nanyuki Court for malicious damage but was released on a ksh20,000 cash bail. He reportedly went missing, again, after that.Police Officers at the Bomas of Kenya in Nairobi on Wednesday, November 27, 2019Kenyans.co.keSimon Kiragumurder arrest
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