IG Koome: Police Responded Swiftly to Northlands and Spectre EA Raids

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The Inspector General of Police Japhet Koome, on Tuesday, March 28, dismissed reports of ignoring the invasions at former President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Northlands farm and Azimio leader Raila Odinga’s Spectre East Africa Limited, noting that the police responded swiftly to prevent further destructions in the two premises.

In a statement defending the police from inaction, almost 24 hours after the two raids, the Inspector General also avoided mentioning the two business premises by their names and only referred to them by their location.

”We also received reports of the invasion and destruction of a farm in Kiambu County. Relatedly, we received reports of an invasion of a private company within the Embakasi area in Nairobi, to which Our Officers responded swiftly and prevented further crimes,” Koome said, despite reports indicating that police visited Northlands this morning, 24 hours after the destruction and looting.

Police officers at Northlands farm this morning

Yesterday, rowdy youth were captured on video breaching the Northlands farm security fences, cutting down trees, stealing and slaughtering sheep, with some animals even sold for as low as Ksh1,000 on Thika Superhighway.

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