Police in custody after being arrested with illegal goods

by Lawyer Wanz

Officers from Kenya Forest Service and police officers from Kitale police station impounded a police truck registration number GKB 813T make Isuzu FTS along the Kapenguria-Kitale road.

According to a statement, the police vehicle belonged to Turkana North sub-county and was driven by police constable Gilbert Mbilivili. He was headed to Kitale CMC garage for normal routine service check.

However, upon a thorough search of the truck the police were able to conceal seven bags of charcoal and 165 bags of aloe vera estimated to weigh about 5000kgs which is believed to have been on transit to Nairobi.

The owner of the consignment, Jelal Musa, who is a resident of Umoja in Nairobi County was on board the same truck and was immediately arrested for lack of necessary documentation.

The motor vehicle was towed to Kitale police station where it has been detained with the driver being placed in custody with necessary action set to be taken against him.

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