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Presidential escort unit officer arrested over theft at Ruiru GSU camp

By Standard Reporter | Published Sun, November 5th 2017 at 11:12, Updated November 5th 2017 at 11:14 GMT +3

A police officer attached to presidential escort unit has been arrested after he stole a colleague’s pistol and tried to sell it at Sh100,000 in Nairobi.

The officer based at Ruiru General Service Unit (GSU) camp is said to have stolen the Jericho pistol with 15 bullets from their armoury and handed it to a suspected broker based in Kawangware, Nairobi.

When the incident was discovered on Saturday, a team was assembled with an aim of arresting the suspects.

The police officers managed to arrest their colleague before they traced the broker in Kawangware and recovered the weapon.

Police say they are investigating to find out if the trend has been happening for some time at the GSU camp.

The suspects are expected in court on Monday.

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