A police officer is hospitalized at Murang’a General Hospital after being forced by a gang to smoke two rolls of marijuana during a neighborhood patrol.
The officer and two colleagues had raided the Kayole area to dismantle a drug trafficking network.
The gang compelled the officer, who was patrolling a neighborhood, to smoke two rolls of marijuana.
According to a Taifa Leo report, the officer and two colleagues had raided the Kayole area to dismantle a drug trafficking network.
A witness alleged that the gang accused fellow officers of accepting bribes to permit the unlawful marijuana trade to persist.
“The gang claimed that not even 20 minutes had passed since other police officers arrived and took bribes,” said a boda boda rider who witnessed the incident.
The boda boda rider reported a violent clash between a gang and the police, leading two individuals to flee for safety.
Unfortunately, their companion was left vulnerable to the gang’s coercion into consuming a prohibited substance.
Murang’a East Police Commander Mary Wakuu confirmed the incident and assured an ongoing investigation.
She emphasized a search for suspects, highlighting the area’s focus on combating drug peddling.
“It is an area that we must clean up. I also warn the police to execute their duties with prudence and integrity. All these matters will be investigated, and a comprehensive report will be prepared,” she said.
Wakuu emphasized their intention to investigate the alleged bribery claim made by the witness regarding the three officers.
SOURCE: NEWS AGENCIES