Sonko’s bodyguards disarmed for misusing guns
Two security officers attached to Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko will face disciplinary action for allegedly misusing their firearms.
The order followed the team’s behaviour three days ago at the Lee Funeral Home in Nairobi where they brandished their assault rifles while dressed in civilian clothing.
Police spokesperson Zipporah Mboroki on Thursday said that the acting Inspector General of Police Samwel Arachi had also ordered for investigations into the behaviour of the officers following complaints that they routinely display their firearms and harass the public.
According to the police, members of the public have complained about the manner in which Mr Sonko’s security team behaves on the road, shopping malls and other social places they visit.
“All officers are expected to exercise a lot of restraint and civility while armed. Unnecessary display of firearms, especially when officers are in civilian clothes, cannot be condoned,” she said.