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Police constable linked to robbery surrenders

30 August 2012, 17:30 James Kabotia

A police constable linked to robbery has surrendered to Nanyuki Police station after taking to the woods during a spirited shoot out at a bar last weekend.

According to Laikipia East Deputy OCPD Morris Guddah, the suspect entered the station in the company of his wife and headed swiftly to the OCS’s office with the fear of being shot down.

“This officer and his colleague have been giving us sleepless nights ever since they got posted to Umande Police station but we have been monitoring them keenly. He was so lucky when he escaped from the bar’s ambush we had laid last weekend”, said Guddah.

Last weekend, the constable was a member of the four armed robbers amongst them another police constable at Popular Bar and Restaurant where they targeting to rob of Ksh 800,000 from a farmer who had just sold his piece of land and wanted to purchase a car.

When the Laikipia East police force laid ambush at the bar, the constable managed to elope, the other constable was netted, and another was instantly shot dead while the other member managed to escape with serious gun-shot wounds.

The other member of the gang who managed to elope during the ambush has died at Nyeri Provincial General Hospital due to severe gun-shot wounds in his stomach.

Guddah said that he was informed by the hospital about the death of the suspect and his officers went to confirm that he was the one.

The Deputy Police boss confirmed that the police constable was not armed when he escaped since his gun was retrieved at the bar.

However, Guddah said that the suspect was a big threat to citizens as he is alleged to have a spare gun in his home.

Guddah claims that the court should impose a huge bond terms on him so that he cannot go back to harm the community. 

The other police constable who was netted during the ambush is now free after he was released on a cash bail of Ksh 50,000 by the Nanyuki Law Court.

Now, the two police constables are facing charges in the same court.

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