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Eight police officers risk being arrested over robbery

By James Omoro | Published Tue, August 28th 2018 at 19:32, Updated August 28th 2018 at 19:40 GMT +3
Students learning in computer lab. Computer thefts have rocked Homa Bay town. [Photo: Standard]

Eight police officers risk arrest in connection with last week's theft of computers from Government offices.

The officers were on duty when the theft took place last Wednesday night. County Director of Criminal Investigations Commander Daniel Wachira said the officers were being treated as suspects.

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“The officers are the first suspects who should tell us where they were when the incident occurred. I have submitted my file to the DPP for advice,” said Mr Wachira.

The break-in occurred in Government offices in the same compound as those of County Commissioner Irungu Macharia.

Criminals broke into the offices in Homa Bay town and stole eight desktop computers and a laptop. Some offices had their door locks broken. Some workers said the theft could have been an inside job, since some doors were opened with keys.

An officer from the Department of Persons Living with Disability told journalists they lost important data "about the disabled persons from Homa Bay"

and that it would take time to recover the information”. The offices at the National Government headquarters are under 24-hour surveillance by police officers.

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