A Chief Inspector of police and a Police Constable has been arrested in Laikipia for allegedly being part of a syndicate involved in selling ammunition to criminals.

This follows the recovery of 2,658 bullets.

The National Police Service has confirmed that the duo, drawn from the Anti-Stock Theft Unit Sondu Camp, will remain in custody for four days to allow them to complete their investigations.

The two officers, alongside Josphat Karanja and his wife Teresiah Wairimu, in whose house the bullets were nabbed, will now appear before Kibera Law Courts on Friday, April 26.

“The officers were arraigned before court today, April 22, 2024, in a miscellaneous application seeking custody of the abused persons for a period of four days which was granted,” NPS said in a statement on X.

The four suspects will now appear before the Kibera Law Court on Friday, April 26, 2024.

According to the Inspector General of Police Japheth Koome, the officers remain suspended from the National Police Service (NPS) pending the outcome of the legal proceedings.

The IG indicated that the National Police Service remains committed to striving for the highest standards of professionalism in the service and amongst its officers.

“In addition, we wish to assure the public that stern action will be taken against any officer involved in such unethical conduct regardless of rank,” Koome said.

Koome cautions the public against engaging in the unauthorized purchase, possession, manufacture, and sale of firearms and ammunition and encourages them to report such criminal activities to the nearest police station.