Bar owner ac­cuses two Kasarani po­lice of ha­rass­ment at his premises

The Star (Kenya) - - Politics Ministries -

A busi­ness­man has ac­cused two po­lice of­fi­cers based at the Kasarani po­lice sta­tion of al­legedly ha­rass­ing and threat­en­ing to shoot him at his busi­ness premises on Sun­day.

Sa­muel Nguyo, a bar and restau­rant owner in Roysambu, said the of­fi­cers had taken beer worth Sh400 but de­clined to clear the bill.

“They were three peo­ple, two po­lice of­fi­cers and a civil­ian. When the waiter asked for money, they be­came vi­o­lent,” he said.

Nguyo said the of­fi­cers re­moved their pis­tols and threat­ened to shoot him when he in­ter­vened.

He said he re­ported the mat­ter to the same po­lice sta­tion but was told senior of­fi­cers, to whom he could re­port the case were away.

Kasarani po­lice boss Robin­son Mboloi said he had not re­ceived the com­plaint but pledged to in­ves­ti­gate and take ac­tion against the of­fi­cers, if they are found blame­wor­thy.

Nairobi po­lice boss Japheth Koome did not com­ment on the is­sue. He said he was in a meet­ing.

Po­lice spokesman Charles Owino (pic­tured) urged Nguyo to re­port the mat­ter to the Po­lice In­ter­nal Af­fairs Unit for im­me­di­ate ac­tion.

“If this is true, he bet­ter re­port to the in­ter­nal unit be­cause the of­fi­cers went over­board. But again, we must as­cer­tain the claims,” he said.

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