Two police officers in possession of millions from Kenya’s Ksh 72 Million ATM heist have been arrested by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations.
Ksh4 million was recovered from Constable Chris Ayienda Machogu, while Ksh3 million was recovered from Kendu Bay home of Constable Vincent Owuor of the Administration Police. The suspects were planning to escape to Uganda with their loot at the time of their arrest.
DCI’s statement reads in full;
Constable Chris Ayienda Machogu, an AP officer was today arrested by SCPU Detectives & Ksh. 4M recovered from him. Upon Interrogation, he led the detectives to his accomplice Constable Vincent Owour, a KP officer, in whose house at Kendu Bay Ksh. 3M and a Subaru Forester were recovered.
In the initial investigations, detectives established that (which was also confirmed through the suspects’ testimony) the said motor vehicle was bought on the same day the ATM Heist occurred, using the stolen money.
The two were planning to escape to Uganda with the cash. Now in lawful custody and assisting in further investigations.