VIDEO:POLICE CAUGHT ON CAMERA LOOTING LORESHO HOUSE

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Police caught on cameraAdministration Police officers deployed to search for counterfeit goods at a Loresho home were caught on camera looting valuables during the swoop on Friday.

In CCTV footage aired by Citizen TV, the officers are seen frisking the mansion and pocketing money and other valuables belonging to the owner of the house.

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In one instance, an officer grabs a wallet from the sofa at the living room, opens it, takes some cash and then throws it back to the sofa.

The police operation lasted for six hours from 6pm to midnight.

CASH AND JEWELRY

Businesswoman Ann Nyokabi, who owns the mansion, says she lost cash in foreign currency and jewelry of unknown value.

“All my gold, all my rings, my earrings, everything is gone. My husband’s watch, a gold one Rolex and mine it’s a Swiss Ronda, two of them they are gone. My iPhone 6 is gone, my husband’s Samsung is gone,” said Ms Nyokabi.

Anne Nyokabi at her house in Loresho where Anti-Counterfeit officials and Police officers raided on June 4, 2015 with a claim that she was storing counterfeit products. She however refuted the claims. PHOTO | EVANS HABIL

In the footage, an officer is seen carrying a paper bag where he stashes items he finds near a stairway.

Also captured in the footage is a confrontation between two officers at the living room as one officer attempted to reprimand his colleague who had just taken cash from a wallet.

The culpable officer is then seen walking away without returning the money.

REPORTED TO POLICE

The owner of the mansion said the matter has been reported to the Spring Valley Police Station.

Administration Police Spokesman Masoud Mwinyi, when contacted, said the recorded incidents will be treated as theft if proved to be true.

“If somebody is caught on camera taking what does not belong to him or her then that is theft and I don’t think that any institution can stomach that kind of an officer particularly an officer of the law,” said Mwinyi.

The swoop was conducted after police got a tip off from the public.  Counterfeit goods worth millions of shillings were seized during the raid.

-nairobinews.co.ke

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