Turkana DCI officer arrested in Mombasa as phone thief

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Detectives in Mombasa have apprehended one of their own on suspicion of stealing a mobile phone valued at Sh25,000 during the Mashujaa Day celebrations last week.

The DCI officer, who is stationed in Turkana County, is accused of forcefully taking a Samsung Galaxy A31 mobile phone, worth Sh25,000, from Ms. Rebbeca Muindi in the Coastal region.

Ms. Muindi recounted that, while purchasing fruits from a vendor along Nkrumah Road in Mombasa town around 9 am last Friday, she received a phone call.

However, before she could answer the call, a fast-moving tuk-tuk driver suddenly snatched her phone. According to the police report, the tuk-tuk’s driver was identified as a DCI officer.

The report also states that as the officer was preparing to drive away towards Treasury Square, the fruit vendor, who was serving Ms. Muindi, clung to the tuk-tuk and demanded that the driver return the phone.

“But when the vendor refused to get off the tuk-tuk, the officer threatened to stab him, forcing the vendor to jump off the tuk-tuk. The driver then started driving back and forth, trying to run over the vendor,” reads a police report filed at Central Police Station.

Regrettably for the individual who stole the phone, a squad of law enforcement officers en route to Mama Ngina Waterfront Park for the Mashujaa Day festivities happened to observe the occurrence and promptly commandeered a Ministry of Water pickup truck, initiating a pursuit of the tuk-tuk.

“The suspect was arrested and officers escorted the tuk-tuk and the suspect to Central Police Station. Upon interrogation, the suspect was found to be wearing a police badge and identified himself as a police officer attached to DCI Kibish in Turkana County,” the police report added.

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