An exposé by investigative journalist Purity Mwambia dubbed #SilahaMtaani, aired on Citizen TV on Sunday,April 18 revealed how Kenyan Police officers rent out guns, handcuffs and police uniforms to criminals.
In mindblowing accounts, the Investigative journalist Purity Mwambia detailed how it was so easy for criminals to rent guns from police from as low as Sh5,000 for a pistol to Sh10,000 for an AK47 without a magazine.
“We were also able to rent new police uniforms for one thousand shillings… We were also able to buy bullets outside GSU Nairobi headquarters… one bullet we got for one thousand shillings,” narrated Mwambia.
The exposé #SilahaMtaani further reveals how easy one can access handcaffs from police.
“We travelled to Njoro where one officer agreed to rent us handcuffs… We spent only one thousand. We had to return them after 24 hours…”
“We met another officer from Embakasi at Matopeni station, Ruai. For 2 thousand shillings, we were rented uniforms of AP officers.”
The undercove report also shows that some firearm comes as far as Ethipia border and find their way to Kenya’s Capital, Nairobi[lock][/lock], to commit crime.
“We found out that the officers buy guns at the Kenya-Ethiopia border and smuggle them to Nairobi… AK 47 costs 80-200K… The police who run this business make a profit… We were able to get 2 guns, which is a pity”