Police officer manning exam centre steals from invigilators in Bomet

The police officer was caught on CCTV ransacking the invigilators bags

Authorities in Bomet County are looking for a police officer who was caught on tape stealing items belonging to examination invigilators.

The said-incident occurred at a secondary school in Konoin Sub-County on Monday, December 5.

Bomet County Police Commander Mathews Mang’ira told The Standard that the incident has been reported to the county criminal investigations officer for subsequent action.

“Once the investigations are complete, the file will be forwarded to the Director of Public Prosecutions for further action,” said Mang’ira.

The suspect, who is at large, was on Monday caught on CCTV cameras ransacking the bags of three female KCSE exam invigilators before taking some of their items.

The incident occurred inside the school principal’s office at 12:32pm.

The victims said they had lost a total of Sh1,300, with one of them losing Sh900 .

“Upon returning to where they had left their handbags, the three invigilators discovered that cash and personal items were missing from their bags, prompting the school principal to review the CCTV recordings. It was then that they discovered the said-police officer had stolen from them,” said Bomet police boss Mang’ira.

A report was, consequently, filed at the nearby Kimulot police post.