Cheptiret residents arrest police officer hands him over to Kesses Police!


PC Peter Mutonga Alias Mbuthia who was arrested by members of the Public.

Over  200 residents of  Cheptiret  area of  Uasin Gishu county  have  arrested a police  officer and handed him over  to the OCS Cheptiret police post  before  transferring him to Kesses Police  Station .


The residents  claim the officer  forcefully confiscated two bags of shoes  from some traders at Cheptiret Centre , sold  some of their  shoes before handing over  the remaining pairs to one of his employees Mr James Koskei who works as an attendant  at Small Joint bar believed to be owned by constable Mutonga.


However the residents were angered by the  arrest of  Mr  James  Koskei saying he was only providing custody of the shoes that belonged to his employer , constable  Mutonga alias Mbuthia  who should have  have been arrested .

“The  officer  has continuously harassed traders  within Cheptiret, we  decided to trace  his hide out  at  a bar  in Ngeria Area, arrested  him and handed him over  to the police , he is the  suspect in this case Koskei  is innocent  ” Said one of the Residents .


The  officer   has also been accused of  aiding the trade of  illicit  brew within Cheptiret ,often receiving  bribes of not  less than Ksh 10,000 , we want  his immediate transfer. He  added.


PC Peter Mutonga  alias  Mbuthia is said to have worked within Kesses Sub county for over  10 years.

Kimutai Kirui  a Human Right  activist with the Centre  against Torture, has demanded immediate transfer  of  Pc Mutonga and  three other police officers who have been identified by the community  to aid  in the illicit trade within Cheptiret ,The officers have also been linked to harassing of  traders at the shopping  Centre.


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