This morning, fear and suspicion crept among a part of Nairobi residents. This is after a man dressed in civilian clothes was seen holding an AK47 with a magazine strapped to his chest at 8 am.
The National Police Service was quick to clarify that the said suspect was one of their officers.
“He is our officer and had left his gun at Pangani. He was crossing over to Muthaiga where the police vehicle was, to join his colleagues,” the National Police Service clarified as quoted by journalist Robin Njogu.
This sighting was first put to the limelight through Insecurity KE. A social media platform that has been at the forefront of matters around community policing.
This incident comes in the wake of a wave of terrorist attacks that have rocked Kenya. The most recent claiming the lives of three teachers in Garissa county.
UPDATE: Man seen today 14/01/20 at around 0800hrs walking near Asmara, Pangani. He was in civilian & had an AK47 with magazines strapped on his chest. After a tip off, police officers in Starehe police division apprehended him. He claims to be a police. pic.twitter.com/SNOxO633Gj
— #InsecurityKE (@InsecurityKE) January 14, 2020
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