Kenyans online have bashed the National Police Service after the body gave an explanation about the presence of General Service Unit officers near a home where fake gold was nabbed.
Earlier reports from the media indicated that the house was closely guarded by the GSU officers. However, The National Police Service Monday evening said the SU officers spotted at the residence of fake gold suspects were actually not guarding the home.
The police body went ahead to clarify that the officers were a larger contingent guarding the diplomatic corps.
The National Police Service wishes to inform the general public that General Service Unit (GSU) officers spotted at Kaputei Gardens where a raid on fake Gold had earlier been conducted,were actually guarding members of Diplomatic corps residing with the court & not the Suspects.
— National Police Service-Kenya (@NPSOfficial_KE) May 20, 2019
However, the feedback would trickle in fast and nasty.
— Cyprian, Is Nyakundi (@CisNyakundi) May 20, 2019
Bwahahahaha…… And the GSU guarding the Ruaraka Land Scammer?
— Robert Alai (@RobertAlai) May 20, 2019
Why have they been withdrawn after the raid? Did the foreigners relocate overnight
— Tony mukere (@tonymukere) May 20, 2019
😂😂😂corps ang'owa? pic.twitter.com/yDO31EBd64
— Koskos (@Kiprotichkos) May 20, 2019
— olengo gabriel (@olengoG) May 20, 2019
During the raid, the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) detectives arrested 15 suspects.
The detectives further impounded eight high-end vehicles alongside boxes that were believed to be used to store the fake gold.
“This is a major racket which we must dismantle. This raid is just one of the many to come,” stated DCI boss George Kinoti.
The raid happened at a time when a senator and two other politicians were under investigations for allegedly defrauding the UAE royal family of Ksh400 million in another gold scam.
Some DCI officials are reportedly expected to fly to Dubai to interview a confidant of the Sheikh in an attempt to unravel the saga that threatens diplomatic relations between the two countries.