CCTV footage of uniformed police officers stealing crates of alcohol from a Nairobi bar, which had then closed business over curfew measures cause mixed reaction online.

Moses Mwangi, the owner of Mossy Tavern Bar and Restaurant in Soweto, Kayole, said the event was caught on surveillance cameras on Monday, March 8.

“We had already closed by 9 pm Sunday to comply with the government’s regulations on operating hours for bar and restaurants when the uniformed police officers broke into my bar and stole crates of alcohol, smartphone and money(Sh 112,000) stored in a safe box,” said Mwangi.

The footage shows six police officers dressed in regular and administration police uniforms tearing down the bar’s metallic door using metal rods.

One of the police officers, who was dressed in regular police uniform, is consequently seen entering the counter through the counter grill and removing several crates of alcohol, which he handed over to his colleagues, who were waiting outside.

Police Officers van photo

The owner of the business, Mwangi, says the police officers broke into his bar a few minutes past Sunday midnight, a fact captured on Camera 5 of the CCTV recordings.

“At 1 am, they left the business premises,” he said.

Kayole Division OCPD, who is also the Njiru Sub-County Police Commander, Paul Wambugu said he had not obtained a formal complaint about the police robbery.

“I urge the owner of the affected business to file a formal complaint so that action can be taken against those police officers,” said Wambugu.

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