A member of the Anti-Terrorism Police Unit (ATPU) has been accused of assisting foreigners in obtaining Kenyan identification documents.
Detectives from the Internal Affairs Unit (IAU) detained Sergeant Ahmed Abdi Rage, a former member of the Busia ATPU and current member of the Embu DCI, on Wednesday.
He was later charged at the Kahawa Law Courts on Thursday. He was accused of getting a registration under false pretenses and providing false information to someone who worked for the government.
The officer, along with his wife and mother-in-law, who were accused in April, was allegedly involved in helping foreigners—especially Somalis—obtain Kenyan identification credentials, according to detectives.
Faiza Adan, Rage’s wife, and Sahara Hassan, his mother-in-law, were accused of deceiving a person employed by the public in front of the Kahawa Law Courts service and obtaining registration by false pretences.
Border of Busia With Constables Noah Songony and Elkana Kemboi, who were also charged in April at the same court for failing to deport four Somali nationals who were discovered to be in the country illegally.
Kemboi was based at ATPU Lamu at the time of their detention, while Songony was posted at ATPU Garissa.
They were charged alongside Rage’s wife, mother-in-law, and another woman who was allegedly involved in helping to traffic the foreign nationals. They were accused of fabrication and corruption as well.
The investigation was started after it was discovered that the three officers, who were then stationed at the Busia border, had conspired with the Somali nationals and neglected to return them home.