Earlier this year, the Six police officers were seen on surveillance cameras stealing from a pub in Kayole, Nairobi. The Director of Public Prosecutions has ordered their arrest and prosecution.
All of the cops involved in the raid, including the inspector in command, are from the Soweto police station.
Section 306 of the Penal Code will be used to prosecute the accused of breaking into a building and stealing.
On March 3, 2021, the officers are said to have broken into the Mossy Tavern in Soweto.
They allegedly detained numerous revelers for breaking curfew regulations, then went to the pub’s counter and stole money and drinks worth over Sh100,000.
The event was filmed on CCTV cameras, and the footage went viral on social media.
The Independent Policing Oversight Authority (Ipoa) and the Internal Affairs Unit looked into the situation (IAU).
After reviewing the case file, the DPP found that there was no proof that the pub was open during curfew hours.
According to the DPP, the officers were also right in breaking into the pub, but they breached the law when they went to the counter to steal money.
The DPP further stated that, although the officers compensated the bar owner by repaying the stolen funds, the issue was of public interest, and hence the arrangement was not binding.