3 DCI Cops & Head of Disbanded Special Unit Arrested

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UPDATE: Saturday, October 22: Head of the defunct Special Service Unit, Peter Muthee, was among four cops arrested by the police on Saturday, October 22, over alleged involvement in illegal abductions.

Additionally, detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI) also impounded two vehicles said to have been used by their colleagues in the said abductions. 

The four cops attached to the DCI, too, were arrested a day after they were grilled by the Internal Affairs Unit (IAU).


President William Rutoinspects a guard of honour at Uhuru Gardens during the Mashujaa Day celebrations on Thursday, October 20, 2022
President William Ruto inspects a guard of honour at Uhuru Gardens during the Mashujaa Day celebrations on Thursday, October 20, 2022.
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Preliminary reports indicated that the suspects were charged with kidnappings, abuse of office, and conspiracy to commit a felony.

They were detained at an undisclosed location prior to their arraignment on Monday, October 24.

President William Ruto disbanded SSU after they were accused of extra-judicial killings and enforced disappearances.

Reports indicated that the four cops were part of a team of 10 officers who were summoned by IAU on Friday, October 21, for questioning over their involvement in the disappearance of two Indians.

The two foreigners, Zaid Sami Kidwai, and Zulfiqar Ahmad Khan were reportedly abducted days before the August 9 polls. 

Digital strategist Dennis Itumbi claimed that the duo was helping Ruto's campaign team with drafting various communication strategies.

Also abducted alongside the two Indians was their driver Nicodemus Mwania.

The arrest of the cops also came hours after the acting Inspector General of Police, Noor Gabow, directed the DCI to expedite investigations in cases of missing persons.

He also ordered officers involved in the alleged abductions to be held accountable for their actions.

“Our singular and foremost noble purpose is to protect lives and not take them away unless under extreme circumstances and in strict accordance with the rule of law.

"Officers should be governed by the laws of Kenya and the SSO and should be reminded of their role as servants of the people and not otherwise,” the IG stated.

According to Missing Voices Kenya, a group of human rights organisations, 101 people were either killed by the police or disappeared between January and October 2022. 

Noor Gabow
A photo of Noor Gabow, Deuty Inspector General of Police during a past address.
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