The National Police Service Commission has refuted claims that one of its officers pickpocketed his boss during the dramatic arrest of Nairobi governor Mike Sonko in Voi on Friday.
The alleged act of pick-pocketing was captured in a video at the Ikanga airstrip in Voi and was widely shared on social media, but the service defended its officer terming it untrue and a misrepresentation of facts.
“The video clip doing rounds on social media highlighting what appears to be an act of pickpocketing by a police officer is a misrepresentation of facts and untrue. The Officer in Charge of Traffic Voi has confirmed that he was not pick pocketed,” the statement from the police service reads in part.
According to the statement released on Sunday, the police command in Voi confirmed that the officer in question is disciplined and of high integrity.
The besieged Nairobi county boss has been in police custody since his arrest on Friday awaiting determination of his bail application on Monday.
The arrest comes days after police apprehended six suspects in connection to motorists attack