Police officer drugged, robbed of his gun in Parklands, Nairobi

Police are investigating an incident where their colleague was drugged by unknown people and robbed of his pistol in Nairobi’s Parklands area.

The officer attached to Riruta Police Station is thought to have been drugged in one of the clubs within Highridge area at the weekend before he was driven away and dumped on the roadside.

Police and witnesses said the officer was found on the roadside motionless and rushed to hospital where it was confirmed he had been drugged.

His Jericho pistol with 14 rounds of ammunition, mobile phone and other valuables were missing.

Nairobi Police boss Philip Ndolo said they are investigating the incident.

Cases of drugging are on the rise in the city with officials calling for action to address any further incidents.

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Those behind the incidents have devised various ways they effect their motives.

Meanwhile, a police officer committed suicide in his house in Dandora in the latest such incident in Nairobi.

He used a piece of cloth to hang himself in the bathroom.

The officer was identified as Constable Moses Maina Gichuki of Lokorio Police Station, Turkana County. He was on annual leave at the time of the incident.

His body was found hanging on a piece of cloth in his bathroom on Wednesday night. His wife found the body and later called for help.

The incident is the latest in a series that have been reported in the past days amid concerns many officers are stressed.

The National Police Service has rolled out a Psycho-Education programme targeting officers of various ranks in the service.

Inspector General of police Hilary Mutyambai said the exercise will first target those in Nairobi command before it is rolled to other counties.

This comes in the wake of increased cases of suicide in the service.

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