By Getrude Matayo
Five police officers who were arrested in Kisumu for allegedly stealing alcohol are to be arraigned on Tuesday.
Boya police station OCS and four other junior police officers are being held at Kisumu Central police station on allegations of stealing alcohol from a vehicle that had been involved in an accident.
The OCS chief inspector William Cheruiyot was arrested on Monday alongside four other officers namely Jane Chepkemei, Bernard Macharia, Samuel Maina and Rodrick Laushuset
Nyando police boss Leonard Matete who led the operation confirmed that they got complaints from the crew of the ill-fated vehicle that police officers had looted the alcohol the vehicle was ferrying.
A police report showed that the officers were arrested following a non-injury road traffic accident involving a motor vehicle registration number KCK 959 L Isuzu lorry on Sunday night. The lorry was ferrying the White Pearl Vodka spirit to Kisumu.
It is reported the officers stole the alcoholic spirits instead of guarding the consignment after the accident.
Matete says he responded and after a search in the OCS house at the Boya police station they recovered 72 bottles of white pearl vodka
He added that it was a shame that instead of guarding the lorry against members of the public, the officers themselves went on a looting spree.
In a report by the Nyando DCI, the OCS was detained at Kisumu Central Police Station. The police report further indicates that matter is under investigation.