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Extortionist Administration Police officer arrested

An Administration Police officer based at the Security of Government Building (SGD) has been arrested after he allegedly extorted Sh50, 000 from a Nigerian in Kasarani.

Nairobi County Police commander Japheth Koome said that AP Constable Peter Mburu was arrested after he was positively identified by the victim on Sunday morning.

Abdul Rasheed Abedala, a Nigerian studying at the USIU reported that on Tuesday March 29 at around 9.30am, he was confronted by two men who introduced themselves as police officers.

They threatened to plant bhang on him and also organize for his deportation back to Nigeria if he did not give them money. He gave them Sh50, 000 and he was set free.

On Sunday morning, the student spotted one of the men in company of another man. He alerted the police and one of them was arrested. Detectives later established that he was a serving officer based at the SGB.


Mr Koome said that the detectives were tracking down his accomplice who escaped and warned officers against getting involved in crime.

“Whoever commits an offence will not be spared. We are pursuing the other suspect who escaped and he will appear in court soon,” he said.

In the last four months, at least nine officers from the unit have been arrested for various offences in Nairobi alone.

On February 29, for example, four police officers the unit at Uhuru Camp were arrested for illegal possession of 5kg ivory.

The four – Corporal Francis Karanja, Corporal Stephen Chege Ngawai, Constable Peter Kuria Kimungi, and Constable Martin Marangu – were found using a government-owned vehicle.