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Kenyan Police Officer Sneaked Into DP Ruto’s Meeting Before Kapenguria Police Station Attack

Detectives have unearthed shocking details with regard to a police officer who killed six of his colleagues at Kapenguria Police Station in West Pokot County on July 14, 2016.

Constable Abdihakim Maslah is said to have sneaked into Deputy President William Ruto’s meeting just 12 days before he committed the deadly attack.

According to a government report titled; Court of Inquiry Report into Causes of Shooting by Police Targeting Their Colleagues, Maslah on July 2, travelled from the Kapenguria Police Station to Chepareria in West Pokot, where the DP was addressing a gathering.

The report, which was seen by the Nation, indicates the Police constable was in fact armed and was spotted by the security detail attached to Ruto.

However, the official document does not indicate which action was taken against the officer since he had not been invited to the meeting and what he was doing with the firearm.

The report further adds that Maslah was a notorious officer who never respected his colleagues and that he carried his gun to his house which was illegal.

“He did not respect the Kenyan flag and never used to salute his seniors. He always put on the jungle hat and not the police beret with a police badge,” an officer told the investigators.

The constable had tried to resign but when one of the senior officers told him to explain and attach documents of his resignation, he threw the letter he had brought to the station and dropped the matter completely.

On July 14, Kenyans.co.ke reported that Maslah grabbed a rifle from one of his colleagues and began shooting indiscriminately at fellow officers.

Reports indicated that he was trying to free a terror suspect who had been arrested earlier by police officers.

The police constable was later killed by Recce Squad officers after a more that 8-hour siege at the station whereby he killed six officers including the station OCS.

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