Four DCI officers who were accused of abducting a man and forcefully obtaining money from him have been released on bail.
They will each be required to pay Sh300,000 to secure their freedom after not pleading to charges.
Anthony Muvaka Mwanza, Cornelius Stephene Wambua, Tom Omomdi Otieno, and Kennedy Omondi Odero were charged with robbery with violence when they were arraigned in a Nairobi court on Monday.
The four were arrested on Friday.
DCI in a statement said the four robbed Vincent Ochieng Odembo of 40,000 shillings and $2,400 USD on February 6 at Nextgen Mall on Mombasa Road in Langata Nairobi County.
Corporal Otieno, was accused of transferring Sh.40,000 from the victim’s M-Pesa account to his line.
“They then proceeded to the victim’s apartment where they took a further USD 2,400 (About Sh. 270,000) from him, before dumping him at Choma Zone located at Total petrol station along Mombasa Road,” DCI said in a statement.
It is while reporting the incident at a police station that the victim discovered vehicles used in his abduction parked there.
“Investigations were launched immediately and the serious crimes detectives established that the vehicle indeed belonged to DCI Lang’ata. All the four officers have since been arrested and identified positively by the victim, in an identification parade conducted this evening at the DCI headquarters,” the DCI added in the statement.
DCI exonerated itself from the criminal activities terming the incident as an isolated case.
The unit pledged to ensure the law follows its course and those found guilty dealt with in accordance with the law.