Detectives intercept lorry ferrying ethanol after chase
SEE ALSO :MP sought over illegal ethanolOfficers from Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) in Naivasha trailed the lorry and intercepted it at Kirengero along Nakuru-Subukia road. According to the Occurrence Book (OB) the vehicle was driven to Kirengero Police Station by criminal investigating officers on Wednesday night at about 8.55am. The OB further stated that on Thursday at around 12.30pm the vehicle was driven to Naivasha DCIO offices for further investigations. “The lorry was brought here by CID officers and they later picked it up. I do not know what it was carrying because it was covered, and it not having been our operation, we did not find out what it was transporting,” said an officer at the station who requested anonymity. Surprisingly, despite leaving Kirengero Police Station on Thursday, by yesterday, the lorry had not arrived at Naivasha DCIO offices. The Standard called Naivasha DCIO Kennedy Njoroge on Friday at 11.40am and he said he was waiting for arrival of the lorry. Mr Njoroge was however reluctant to share information on contents of the consignment and maintained that he could only reveal, after it was opened. “It is true we intercepted a lorry along Subukia road, but I cannot disclose what it was having because I have not seen what it was carrying, neither who the owner is,” said the DCIO. The interception of the lorry was confirmed by Subukia OCPD Jacinta Wangechi who said the investigation was being conducted by DCIO. She said she was not aware where the lorry was heading to, nor what it was transporting because investigations were being conducted by CID officers. “The lorry was intercepted by CID officers who picked it at Kirengero. I am not privy to what it was transporting,” said the OCPD. Naivasha OCPD Samuel Waweru said he was informed about interception of the lorry.