×
×
Home » Media » Citizen TV Journalist Poses As Gangster In Exposé (VIDEO)

Citizen TV Journalist Poses As Gangster In Exposé (VIDEO)


The exposé dubbed Guns Galore, earlier aired in Swahili with Silaha Mtaani, uncovered the tactics police officers implement in hiring out guns, police uniforms, handcuffs and ammunition to criminals for purposes of robberies and even murder.

Citizen TV investigative journalist Purity Mwambia went undercover as one of the gangsters in a year-long investigation that sought to expose the underhand dealings between a section of police officers and criminals.

The exposé dubbed Guns Galore, earlier aired in Swahili with Silaha Mtaani, uncovered the tactics police officers implement in hiring out guns, police uniforms, handcuffs and ammunition to criminals for purposes of robberies and even murder.

The piece showed how easy it was to acquire the ammunition and weapons in the country from as low as Ksh1,000. Rogue officers were found to have lent a pistol at a cost of Ksh5,000, AK-47 rifles at Ksh10,000 as well as bulletproof vests.

Papa (not his real name) revealed that it was easier hiring an AK-47 rifle from an administration police officer than a regular police officer as they do not have an armoury and as such, go home with their guns.

“It is hard to hire an AK-47 from the regular police, it is easier to get from an administration police because they go home with their guns. They do not have an armoury, as long as you have money you can get anything including a bulletproof vest,” Papa explained.

In terms of purchase, it was revealed that a Ceska gun goes for as much as Ksh50,000 while an AK-47, typically used by regular and administration police officers going for between Ksh80,000 and Ksh200,000.

As for the police uniforms, they were open to hire as long as one parts with Ksh1,000 for the new police uniforms and Ksh2,000 for two pairs of Administration Police uniforms. Bullets were also available for hire at a cost of Ksh1,000.

At Njoro Police station in Nakuru, Mwambia, alongside her cameraman paid Ksh1,000 to obtain handcuffs on condition that they would return within 24 hours.

She then gave examples of criminals using the hired weapons in carrying out their activities, as was the case with a suspected criminal known as Mwangi who was shot dead in a robbery incident in Kayole.

The gun that was recovered from him was revealed to have been hired from Dandora Police Station in Nairobi, despite police reports suggesting that the firearm was stolen.

The investigations were necessitated by an increase in number of cases where police officers were implicated in criminal activities. 625 of them have been reported in the last 10 months.

They also raised a new fear amongst Kenyans who had already lost faith in the police force, which dominated headlines owing to numerous police brutality cases. 

President Uhuru Kenyatta launched a Ksh4 billion new gun manufacturing factory in Ruiru on Thursday, April 8, which was aimed at enhancing the country’s self reliance through local production of security equipment.

The company will manufacture over 1,000 guns a month translating to 12,000 a year. The 12,000 Kenyan-made guns will reduce the country’s dependence on imported machinery by up to 60 per cent.

The country is targeting to upgrade its security forces with advanced weaponry with a supply of small arms before graduating to medium and heavy artillery.



Source link


Related News

Ruto Poaches Kameme FM Presenter Into UDA

By Viral Tea Ke | 2022-01-21 12:03

Marvin Chege
About author: Digital journalist and managing director with a passion for writing captivating stories. Marvin is a young scribe, a social media, sports, gaming junkie and realist who specialises in viral news, multimedia and investigative storytelling.

Read more Stories from Marvin

Leave a Reply

Around the web