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Two men, teens arrested with police uniforms

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By By KENNEDY OKWACH | November 20th 2013

By KENNEDY OKWACH

KAKAMEGA, KENYA: Two suspected robbers were yesterday arrested after officers recovered administration police uniforms and a teargas canister in a house in Kakamega’s Makaburini slums.

Three teenagers, two girls and a boy, found in the house were also arrested alongside the suspects.

“We are investigating if the two young girls and boy are partners in crime with the suspects,” said Kakamega Central Deputy OCPD Daniel Kinyua.

Police uniforms found included two shirts, one trouser, a jacket and a sweater.

Also recovered during the morning raid were a mattress believed to have been stolen, a sack full of clothes and several packets of condoms that police believe the suspects used in rape cases.

“The mattress has already been identified by a victim as stolen property,” he said. Kinyua said they believe the suspects were behind several robberies in the area.

“In the recent past, there have been many crime incidents happening within Kakamega town and its environs. People involved were said to be wearing police uniforms and we believe the suspects arrested today have been the ones carrying out the crimes,” said Kinyua.

“We also suspect that they are behind rape cases that have been reported by the public,” he added.

They were arrested following a tip off from the public.

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