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Drunk undercover agent arrested after attempting to shoot police officer

A trigger-happy National Intelligence Service (NIS) undercover agent was on Tuesday night disarmed and arrested after picking up a fight with police officers who were on a routine patrol within Embakasi area in Nairobi.

According to a report filed at Embakasi Police Station (OB Number 02/02/03/2023), officers were carrying out an operation to shut down bars that were operating past business hours when the incident happened.

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David Mkanda, an intelligence officer based in Nyahururu, was drinking in one of the bars that was raided by police officers. He pounced on one officer and strangled him while reaching for his Glock pistol. The other officer joined and managed to disarm him before he was arrested.

Last year, a police officer who was captured on video in a seemingly drunken state in public took his own life after the clip went viral.

The police later revealed that the officer identified as Mr Harrison Mugo hanged himself at the Buruburu Police Station canteen. His body was discovered by a grounds man who was going about his duties.

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According to the police, their colleague killed himself hours after the then Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai said he had ‘taken note’ of the video.

The National Police Service had also described the behaviour as “unbecoming, unacceptable and unprofessional.”

“The National Police Service condemns it in the strongest terms possible. A uniformed police officer is a visible representation and face of government and is required to remain extremely disciplined and professional while on duty and off duty,” the statement read in part.

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