Mombasa detectives arrest 2 fake Police officers with uniforms, guns and teargas canisters


Police officer car

A police officer and a civilian were arrested on Monday, April 26, by detectives in Changamwe, Mombasa County, after they alleged to have beaten and injured a policeman.

The two suspects were in police uniforms when they stabbed a police constable (PC) who was escorting two security guards from changamwe police station. The guards had reported a robbery case they had witnessed.

"Two people wearing police jungle uniforms flagged him down and when he stopped the two attacked him.

"As he was trying to defend himself, he was able to recognise one of them as a police officer," a police report reads adding that the PC was wounded on his right hand.

The Police constable immediately called for backup from Changamwe station, and who helped track the two suspects.

The police officer leading the gang was arrested while wearing a police smoke jacket and had one tear gas canister.

"He was transferred to Dadaab Police Station in 2020 but had his residence within Changamwe where his family used to stay.

"His residence in Migadini was raided and several Government items recovered. All seized items were placed in custody awaiting further police action, the police report added, " the police report stated.

According to the police, the civilian, a 29-year-old man, was dressed in a police smoke jacket too, military trousers and a jungle hat.

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