Policeman sacked for colluding with Al Shabaab
31 October 2012, 13:41
A police constable in Nanyuki has been sacked for ferrying suspected Al Shabaab militants into the country.
In a statement to the media on Tuesday, Laikipia East police commander Joshua Lutukai said the officer is no longer serving as a cop as he is still probed by the Anti-Terrorism Police Unit.
“I always advise my team not to involve themselves in uncouth behaviors because their mandate is to provide security to all Kenyans diligently.
The police force is not liable to any sort of crime committed by its staff and one has to face the consequences as an individual”, said Lutukai.
Last week, some anti-terrorism officers accompanied the suspect to his house at the Laikipia East Division police staff quarters where a thorough search was conducted and his family asked to vacate the house.
“He was handcuffed and immediately ordered to leave the house. The unit is continuing probing him”, the police boss added.
The officer was arrested on October 21 along Isiolo-Nairobi highway after his car was suspected to have five Al Shabaab terrorists who were being ferried Nairobi.
Lutukai also noted that the terrorists are alleged to have been heavily armed, and that the police constable was suspected to have been working with a soldier at Laikipia Air Base.
The Toyota station wagon was tracked down by the military intelligence team but later found at a local garage in Nanyuki where it was being repaired.
“As it was being repaired, the heavily armed militants were quickly transferred to a Toyota probox motor vehicle that was driven off towards Nairobi and could not be traced”, said Lutukai.
Lutukai said the car which is lying at Nanyuki police station and would remain there until the officer presented its ownership documents.
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