The Star (Nairobi)

8 December 2012

Kenya: Kasarani Policemen Caught On CCTV Stealing Beer

APs and a senior regular police officer from Kasarani were on Monday night allegedly caught on camera stealing alcohol and money from a bar.The bar owner lost beer worth Sh47, 000 and cash.

The officers allegedly raided Totilars Bar next to United States International University on the Thika Superhighway.

One of the officers is said to have jumped over a perimeter wall and opened the main door to the bar. There were 36 patrons most of whom were USIU students.

The bar owner said the students were taking supper at the restaurant.

"We run a bar and a restaurant which are fully compliant with the law," said the business owner.

After the officers had escorted everyone to the waiting police vehicles, the businessman said some officers went back to the bar and started looting.

The police were caught on CCTV camera lifting bottles of alcohol from the shelves and putting them into their jackets. They were also caught looting the cash box.

"Why did the officers return to the bar without my consent yet everyone else was in their vehicles?" said the bar owner. The patrons were taken to Kasarani police station and they were released on Tuesday morning without being charged.The bar owner said he paid Sh 30,000 before the patrons were released.

Kasarani police chief Augustine Nthumbi has refuted the claims.

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