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Officers being investigated after discovery of police uniforms in Muthurwa godown, Nairobi

By CYRUS OMBATI | August 18th 2014 at 00:00:00 GMT +0300

Some of the police uniforms and shoes that were recovered at a
warehouse in Muthurwa on Wednesday. It has emerged that the
uniforms originated from Government stores and may have
been meant for Rwanda. [PHOTO: WILLIS AWANDU/ STANDARD]

NAIROBI, KENYA: At least 10 police officers are under investigation after the discovery of police uniforms and shoes at a go-down in Muthurwa, Nairobi.

So far, only two suspects who include a Rwandese are in custody. Police handling the case said Sunday the uniforms originated from their stores.

Nairobi County Deputy CID boss Shem Nyamboki said investigations are progressing well and they intend to interrogate the officers working at the stores.

“There are batch numbers and so we can trace them to a given Government store. We hope to make progress and make more arrests,” he said, adding that they are yet to get the owner of the go-down where the uniforms and shoes were discovered last Wednesday.

Police said the uniforms were in 30 huge sacks. Different blank cheque books and receipts for Mama Lucy Kibaki Hospital were also recovered.

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The hospital Superintendent Julius Ogato said none of the cheque books belonged to the facility.

“We have talked to the police and they said they only found receipts which were issued to various patients who we do not know,” said Ogato.

The uniforms belong to both regular and Administration Police. But an order found inn one of the boxes showed they were destined for Rwanda’s National Police Service.

This puzzled police on the intended end user of the uniforms given they belong to Kenyan police.

“We don’t know how they found their way here but we have found a demand letter from Rwanda Police which is an indication they were headed there,” said Central police boss Paul Wanjama.

There were blue sweaters for regular police and green ones that belong to the Administration Police.

The uniforms were in boxes with the Kenya Police Service tags. The godowns are usually used to store different goods.

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