A police officer was arrested after being found to have used a police vehicle to transport illegal goods. The Police Constable was arrested by Sergeant Muyei and police officers from Kitale Police Station in the morning inspection.
The officers from the Kenya Forest Service impounded the vehicle after suspecting that it. The officers found seven bags of charcoal and 5000kgs of aloe vera in 165 bags. The officer in question said that he was driving the police vehicle to a garage in Kitale town for service.
It was later established that the goods were on transit to Nairobi and that they belonged to one Mr Jelal Musa. The 34-year-old is a businessman in Nairobi's Umoja area. He was in a different motor vehicle which was also impounded and taken to the police station.
The the man was arrested for driving a lorry lack of necessary documentation and using a police car to illegally transport forest produce. They are in police custody awaiting further investigations before being taken to court.
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