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Drunk police boss arrested over gun drama in pub

Police in Nakuru have launched investigations on the involvement of Mogotio Officer Commanding Police Station (OCS) in a scuffle at a bar in Rongai Town.

Area Divisional Criminal Investigation Officer (DCIO) Mr Henry Kiambati said they were investigating the incident in which Chief Inspector James Githinji is said to have attempted to shoot Ms Nancy Jepkirui, a bar maid, at the Olepolos bar following a row over the loss of his Sh 12,500.

“The officer was drinking in the bar at around 6.30am on Monday when he suddenly claimed that his Sh 12,500 had been stolen while at the entertainment joint. An eyewitness claimed that it is then that he brandished a Jericho pistol and attempted to shoot a bar maid, “said Mr Kiambati.


Mr Kiambati added that the OCS accused Ms Jepkirui of stealing the cash.

According to Mr Kiambati, the bar attendant raised alarm and the officer, who was seemingly drunk, was disarmed by members of the public who responded to her distress call.

Mr Kiambati said police had received several versions of what caused the incident and were yet to establish its root.

He said that the firearm was confiscated from the OCS and handed to the police.

“Once we complete our investigations, the police officer will be charged in court with misuse of a firearm,”said Mr Kiambati.