Kapenguria police officer had millions in the bank
Abdi Maslah, the officer who went berserk killing his colleagues in Kapenguria police station had KShs 3Million in the bank.
– Abdi allegedly tried to use the money to buy the freedom of the Omar Okwaki, the detained terror suspect.
– Police detectives found a bank slip proving the existence of millions in his bank account.
Reports now indicate that Abdihakim Maslah, the police officer who went berserk on Thursday, July 14, and killed seven police officers in Kapenguria had around Kshs 3 million in his bank account.
Detectives made this realisation after finding a bank slip in his house showing the balance in his account.
It is not yet known how the officer got access o such a huge amount of money, but reports show he tried to use the money to secure release for Eumond Omar Okwaki, the terror suspect detained at Kapenguria.
It is believed that Maslah and Omar were close friends, and he got visibly agitated when Omar was detained at the station for terror links.
His desperate move to ensure Omar got released turned tragic leading to the 10-hour standoff at the station which saw seven officers losing their lives.
On the fateful day, Maslah reportedly grabbed a gun from one of the officers and demanded the release of Omar.
Those killed in the stand-off were Vitalis Ochido (OCS), Wilson Karani, Katana Kitu, Gideon Ochieng, Robert Kinyua, Cornelius Rono and Dennis Momanyi (Recce squad officer).
Police stations around the country remain on high alert after the siege, many installing surveillance and frisking visitors getting in the stations.
On Monday, July 18, Pokot elders performed rituals to cleanse and chase away evil spirits from the Kapenguria Police Station.
Maslah graduated from Kiganjo and joined the National Police service in 2013. Before the stand-off, he had offered to resign but got turned down from his bosses.