Matiang'i awards police who bravely arrested thugs in Nairobi
By Kelley Boss | November 10th 2018
Barely a month after Administration Police Constable Joash Ombati wowed Kenyans with his skills when a video of him stopping robbery with violence suspects went viral on social media, the government has given the heroic AP a Distinguished Service Award.
This comes after calls from Kenyans online asking the government to appreciate such heroic acts.
In a statement, the government Spokesperson said “Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i has awarded Administration Police officer Joash Ombati a certificate in recognition of his heroic act whereby he pursued two criminals who had robbed a trader."
Two suspects, Sameer Abdulaziz Kassim and Peter Kavoli Musili had posed as traders of construction materials on OLX.
They reportedly duped Amos Charo Saroan, an unsuspecting customer from Voi then robbed him.
Amos Charo traveled from Voi and met the duo in Nairobi CBD, then drove towards Westlands but he was pushed out of the speeding car after giving them KSh 732,000, an incident witnessed by Ombati.
Administration Police Constable Joash Ombati who was guarding a bank nearby, boarded a taxi to chase after the suspects.
The Police officer shot in the air forcing the thieves to surrender before he handcuffed them as members of the public watched with many urging him to shoot dead the suspects.
Mr. Ombati remained calm even as a furious mob urged him to shoot and kill.
He managed to recover Sh400,000 which was part of the Sh732,000 that the suspects had stolen from the complainant Mr Amos Charo.
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