Kenyan police officers were caught on camera while they robbed a businesswoman’s house, under the guise that they had search warrant to search for counterfeit goods.
The footage, aired on Citizen News, showed the officers rummaging through businesswoman Anne Nyokabi’s house in the posh Loresho suburb of Kenya’s capital Nairobi.
In the CCTV footage, the officers arrived at the businesswoman’s house with a search warrant alleging that they were searching for illegal goods that were imported into the country.
But a clear shocking scene was caught after they were granted the permission to conduct the search.
The businesswoman said personal effects estimated at millions of Kenyan shillings were stolen during the supposed search by Administration Police officers on her home. Nyokabi said in the footage:
“I realised that my money, foreign currency in dollars, pounds, rand was all gone. All my gold, rings, earrings are gone. My husband’s Rolex watch, my Swiss watch too gone. My I-Phone 6 and my husband’s Samsung, all gone”
Some officers were seen with paper-bags and stowing their loot in the open – act which police spokesperson Masoud Mwinyi descrbed as theft.
Mwinyi said the act is classified as theft since they were caught on camera looting, it won’t take so long for the disciplinary team to act in accordance.
Watch The Video Below ( Video source: Citizen Tv)
The incident may sound familiar to many as police have recorded such shaming story in the past as several videos have shown Kenyan officers looting and engaging in other against the police mandate.
In 2013, footage of Kenya Defence Forces, KDF officers looting from shops after the Westgate Mall attack in Nairobi surfaced, causing public outcry.
It was reported that the officers, who were on a search and rescue mission after the terror raid which killed at least 68 people, raked through jewellery shops, supermarkets and phone accessory points, stealing anything valuable they could pack.
A December 2015 report placed Kenyan police among the most corrupt public institutions in Kenya.