Police Raid Embakasi Apartment, Recover Military Attire & Ammunition

  • Officers drawn from the office of the Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI) on Friday December 2, 2022
    Officers drawn from the office of the Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI) on Friday, December 2, 2022
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  • Police, on Friday, December 2, recovered ammunition and government assorted stores at an apartment in Embakasi, Nairobi. 

    Through a statement issued by the National Police Service (NPS), the officers were reported to have acted on a tip-off from the public.

    According to the police, the operation uncovered military and police attire, though it did not clarify whether they were official uniforms. 

    Cops discovered 25 rounds of ammunition, military fatigue, jungle uniforms, bags, boots and helmets.

    A collage of military fatigue- jungle uniforms, bags, military campuses, and carrier bag.
    A collage of military fatigue- jungle uniforms, bags, military campuses, and carrier bag.
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    Also within the house were military compares, carrier bags, and military IDs.

    NPS was cagey on releasing details of the IDs, which a section of the public believed were forged. It also did not reveal whether suspects were arrested or a manhunt was launched to track them down. 

    Questions were also raised on the regalia found in an apartment, with some alluding that they may have belonged to a "rogue officer".

    Interior Cabinet Secretary, Kithure Kindiki, had directed the police to be merciless on criminals who terrorise the public.

    Inspector General of Police, Japhet Koome, concurred, arguing that police were at liberty to draw their weapons and defend themselves in critical incidents. 

    "I am putting criminals on notice that if they don't abandon their criminal activities they better leave the city and leave people including traders to do their work peacefully," warned the CS. 

    On Wednesday, November 15, President William Ruto urged security officers to prioritise ordinary Kenyans amid the ongoing crackdown on criminals.

    Ruto spoke during a meeting with regional police chiefs and noted that ordinary Kenyans were the most vulnerable and prone to attacks by criminal gangs. 

    He, as such, called on police officers to protect Kenyans rather than frustrate them through arbitrary arrests or harassment. 

    A collage of recovered ammunition by police in Embakasi on Friday, December 2, 2022.
    A collage of recovered ammunition by police in Embakasi on Friday, December 2, 2022.
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