Senior police officers in Nairobi are investigating two of their colleagues who were present when a US national was robbed at his home.
The two officers attached to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations were at Mr Henry Atikisow’s house in Hendred Place off Mbaazi Road in Lavington, around 10pm on Saturday, questioning him.
Five gangsters, three armed with pistols, entered the house and ordered all of them to lie down.
“They then stole Sh40,000, some money in dollars, a computer, two laptops and a mobile phone,” said Nairobi County Deputy Police Commander Moses Ombati.
ESCAPED IN A VEHICLE
“They also made away with a mobile phone belonging to one of the police officers, Mr John Kiprop.” The robbers escaped in a vehicle that was waiting for them nearby, he added.
Mr Charles Omuga, the other policeman present, was armed with a Browning pistol but did not fire any shot, according to investigation reports.
Mr Ombati said they would establish whether the two detectives were negligent during the robbery. If that is found to be the case, they would face disciplinary action, said the police boss. However, he said the officers may have been caught unawares.