Police officers were on Tuesday, August 24 ordered to track down a prison warder who was armed and reported to have gone rogue.
The warder was suspected to be hunting down his wife for allegedly defrauding him over Ksh900,000 he had secured from a bank as a loan.
A duty officer at Kangeta GK Prisons in Igembe Central Sub County, Meru sounded the warning to his seniors over the incident.
He later followed his bosses to Kangeta Police Station where they had reported the case at around 8.24 pm.
The two officers recorded that they were made aware of the warder’s intention following a tip-off from his colleague.
“He was heard saying that he was heading to Thika to kill his wife who defrauded him cash amounting to Ksh900,000 which he had acquired from a bank loan,” the officers told the police as recorded vide OB. 29/24/8/2021,” a police report seen by Viral Tea read in part.
The warder, Edwin Omuse, is stationed at Kangeta GK prisons and was last spotted within Kangeta Trading Centre armed with a G3 rifle. Eyewitnesses alleged that the firearm was concealed in a sack.
His colleagues further stated that he was issued with the gun which had 20 rounds of live ammunition around 1 pm on the said day.
“Police officers in the company of prison warders have been dispatched to trace the rogue officer,” the notice continued.
It was circulated to all police stations in the area as officers were urged to be on the lookout as the warder was armed and dangerous.
Omuse’s case came a few days after police warned members of the public over a fugitive cop that went on the run after killing his colleague.
Titus Keen, a police officer at Doldol Police Station, escaped after he killed his fellow officer Leonard Ojwang in the station on Wednesday, August 18. He was armed with a loaded AK-47 rifle with several rounds of ammunition.
Ancent Kaloki the Laikipia sub-county commander alleged that the rogue cop took a matatu to Nanyuki-Nairobi.
“All officers to be alert and be on the lookout for the officer who is believed to be heading to his home within Elbisil area in Kajiado County.
“Communicate any information regarding this case with minimum delay. Note that he is in civilian clothing,” Kaloki cautioned.
The police boss added that detectives paid a visit to the crime scene and together with Crime Scene Support Services processed it, collecting eight spent cartridges.