2 senior police officers arrested in connection to the 2,658 bullets recovered at a couple’s house in Laikipia

Two law enforcement officers find themselves entangled in a troubling affair linked to the discovery of 2,658 bullets in a residence within Minjore village, situated in Laikipia County.

Chief Inspector Joel Warui Githaiga and Police Constable Martin Murimi, both stationed at the Anti-Stock Theft Unit Sondu Camp, face allegations of illicitly providing ammunition to criminal elements.

According to a statement issued by Inspector General of Police Japheth Koome, the National Police Service has promptly suspended the aforementioned officers from duty, effective immediately.

Following their arrest, Chief Inspector Joel Warui Githaiga and Police Constable Martin Murimi were presented before the court on Monday, April 22. The prosecution successfully secured a four-day extension for investigation purposes.

Scheduled to appear before the Kibera Law Courts on Friday, April 26, the two officers, along with Josphat Karanja and his wife Teresiah Wairimu, who reside in the house where the ammunition was seized, face legal proceedings.

In light of these events, the National Police Service emphasizes the importance of refraining from unauthorized activities involving firearms and ammunition. Citizens are urged to report any suspicious behavior to the nearest police station or through designated toll-free numbers: 999, 911, 112, or fichuakwaDCI (0800722203).

Assuring the public of decisive action, irrespective of rank, the National Police Service reaffirms its commitment to upholding integrity within its ranks and ensuring accountability for any breaches of conduct.