(President Uhuru Kenyatta and his security detail at a past event)
One of the President Uhuru Kenyatta’s closest security detail was on Sunday night arrested in a curfew roadblock drama, an article by The Star confirms.
An officer identified as Kiragu SP was on his way home in Embakasi area around 10pm when he was disarmed and arrested at the former GSU training school junction but was saved minutes before he could be booked after instructions from the Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai.
Attempts to explain himself that he was from work and was going to his residence to sleep as he was reporting on duty early in the morning landed on deaf ears.
In a report filed after Major-General Ayub Matiri, the Commanding Officer of the National Command Centre for Covid-19 had visited the roadblock read as follows:
“His observation was that most of the violators of the curfew order were police officers and army officers. He communicated the same to the IG-NPS
“There came Mr Kiragu SP who is attached to Prescot (Presidential Escort Unit) and the Major Gen. ordered him to drive back to where he was coming from.
“A misunderstanding arose and the Maj. Gen. called the inspector general accusing Kiragu of lacking discipline and had a gun
“Matiri handed over the phone to the Officer Commanding Embakasi who was instructed by the IG to “disarm the officer, arrest him and place him in cells.”
“The officer was escorted to Embakasi Police Station but before he could be booked in, consultations were made and the IG instructed that he be released. He was released at around 2300 hrs and he left while complaining about embarrassment,” the report states.