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Police recruit arrested after attacking squad leader with slasher at Kiganjo


Dec 16, 2022
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A police recruit has been arrested for assaulting an officer at the National Police College Main Campus – Kiganjo in Nyeri.

Police said Imbenzi Paul attacked his squad leader with a slasher after a disagreement while out on the field doing manual work, where he is said to have defied instructions to collect litter like the rest of the team.

A brief argument ensued before the recruit reached out for his slasher and inflicted an injury on the squad leader’s head.

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“Trouble started for the conscript identified as Imbenzi Paul, after he failed to collect litter as instructed by his squad leader, during last Friday’s morning fatigue,” the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) said in a statement on Thursday, December 15.

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“A brief argument ensued before the suspect reached for the crucial course man’s implement used in clearing long grass and inflicted an injury on the squad leader’s head, in an incident that shocked the entire college.”

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Imbenzi was arrested and booked at Kiganjo Police station pending arraignment in court to face assault charges.

Police noted that the recruit, whose course at the country’s premiere police training college is nearing completion in less than two months, has also been terminated.

“In a disciplined institution where civilians are shaped into disciplined police officers after going through various rigorous stages of moulding, this case was a shocker not heard in Kiganjo in recent times,” DCI said.

The slasher used in the incident was kept as an exhibit.

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Meanwhile, the recruit who was assaulted was treated at the college dispensary and discharged in fair condition.


A recruit constable on training at the country’s premier police training college has been dismissed and slapped with a charge of assault, after attacking his squad leader with a slasher. In the incident

— DCI KENYA (@DCI_Kenya) December 15, 2022

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