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Police in Busia intercept military uniform

08 July 2014, 07:51 Jane Zack

Busia - Security officers in Busia Monday intercepted a bus belonging to Spider Coach Company and impounded assorted military uniform and civic clothes packed in three traveling bags.

The bus, that was en route from Kampala, was intercepted at the border of Kenya and Uganda. Police also managed to arrest the driver and the turn boy.

Addressing journalists in his office Monday afternoon, Busia County Commissioner Isaiah Nakoru said that the duo is assisting security officers with investigations.

“We want to know where they got the uniform from, where they were taking them and for what reason,” Nakoru said.

Nakoru however thanked members of the public and police officers at the border for their alertness, cautioning everybody to stay alert in a bid to bar criminals from gaining access to the country through the porous borders.

“We are still carrying out investigations, but the uniforms resemble those of Tanzanian military. Criminals are very intelligent; they can manufacture any manner of uniform resembling Kenyan, Ugandan or Tanzanian uniform,” Nakoru said.

He added, “We are liaising with our Ugandan counterparts to know where these uniforms originated from.”

The bus was detained at Busia police station.

The area CID police boss Amos Tebeny also thanked members of the public for conducting their duties without fear on Saba Saba day.

“We have deployed enough security together with officers from the neighbouring Uganda and we are patrolling our borders,” Tebeny added.

On Sunday, police officers in Malaba impounded a Nissan salon vehicle stolen from Nakuru and arrested three people.

Another vehicle belonging to Safaricom Company and stolen from Nairobi was also recovered in Malaba but the occupants of the vehicle escaped.

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