Three rogue detectives from the Special Service Unit of the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) were on Monday, August 3 arrested.
The three, William Mutua, Henry Maitai and Jonathan Sankale, are connected to the robbery with violence incident that occured at Baraka Gas Company in Matuu, Machakos County on the night of 31st July.
According to the DCI, the three detectives were tipped off about Baraka Gas Company illegally and unprocedurally refilling cylinders from various gas companies behind locked doors after curfew hours.
“The three then organised and raided the facilty, intercepting the company’s surveillance car (a Toyota Probox) where on board was the manager.
“The officers gained entry to the facility where they confiscated mobile phones of all workers moments before the business owner called the manager seeking to talk to the officers.
“A total of Kshs. 370,000 was transferred to an Mpesa till number , an agent number and two Safaricom lines in various locations, all which were traced back to the suspects,” tweeted the DCI.
They have been placed in police custody as further investigations continue.