Prisons officer masquerading as ‘Flying Squad’ detective arrested


A prisons warder attached to the Nairobi West Prison is in police custody after he was arrested by police in Nairobi over the weekend for harassing, soliciting bribes and robbing unsuspecting Kenyans. The prisons officer, together with two other colleagues are said to have been arrested after a tip-off from members of the public.

‘Following an intelligence report made to the DCIO Central Mr. Kobina through a telephone call by members of the  public at around 1900hrs that there were armed robbers around Afya Centre who were robbing members of the public and purporting to be DCI officers, the DCIO Central informed officers on patrol under the command of cpl. Ngetich to lay ambush and arrest the suspects,’

read in part the Incident Report.

The report also noted that at around  1930hrs, the gangsters approached one Givan Waswa Ombunya, a cyclist who was riding a motor cycle reg. No KMCH 472v Yamaha sport bike black in colour along Haile Selasie avenue near the Railways round about; switched off the motor cycle, took off the ignition keys, ordered the rider to park the motor cycle off the road and demanded to be bribed saying the rider was operating within the CBD contrary to city bylaws.

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According to the report seen by, the officers on patrol noticed the commotion and moved in arresting PC Joseph Dida Gumi a prisons warder of service no.44345. Unfortunately, in the confusion, two of the Prison warder’s accomplices who were later identified as PC Oliver Wabwire and PC Eugene Shivachi managed to evade arrest disappearing into the crowds.

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In a swift rejoinder however, DCI  officers pursued the suspects towards Langata road and they came into contact with one PC Oliver Wabwire who upon noticing the officers shot at them as he fled on foot.

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During the incident Cpl. Ngetich; who is attached to the DCI central fired 11rounds of 9mm while P.C Murira  fired 4 rounds of 9mm . No one was injured in the shoot out. The officers proceeded to Nairobi west prison where it was confirmed that the suspects are officers attached to the said G.K prison.

The Motor cycle was detained at Kamukunji police station as exhibit. The arrested officer was on the weekend placed in custody at Central police station awaiting arraigning. The two other suspects are however still at large.


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