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Concern as police fuel crime

19 November 2013, 10:40

Nairobi - A high-level security meeting will be held Tuesday to deliberate on the surging number of current and former police officers that are increasingly getting involved in criminal activities.

This meeting comes just a few days after an Australian national was shot dead in Runda Estate in Nairobi after armed thugs alleged to be fully clad in police gear raided the home.

“The thugs were in full police combat on their arrival,” said a family member of the deceased.

In a separate incident, two thugs were shot dead inside a house in a raid that left two police officers with serious injuries.

Sources further indicate that in the last 11 months the number of police officers engaging in crime had risen by almost 200 percent.

The National Police Service is said to have recorded more than 48 incidents of robberies involving their own officers.

Some officers are also said to hire out their guns and leak sensitive police information to criminals thus making it difficult to control the crime menace.

The arrest of a police officer in a botched robbery incident in the city last week has also left Kenyans in a state of shock.

The Interior Ministry has called for the urgent crisis meeting to address the situation that critics said was quickly getting out of hand.

– CAJ News


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