Police officers under investigation for sneaking Chang’aa and organizing a party with inmates inside the prison.
Kisii County Commissioner Patrick Mukuria reports that the unexpected incident happened on January 25 at the Rioma Police Station.
Constable Erick Mogoi and Constable Francis Ngugi were reportedly on official duty when they decided to hold a party.
Mukuria explained that there were two murder suspects in the cells when the officers brought the drinks, initiating a party with them.
“The names of the detainees are Mathew Omanga and David Mboga. The officers provided them with a share of Chang’aa, and it is unknown where the officers had ordered it from, and the celebration ensued,” he said.
Mukuria revealed that senior officers at the station were alerted by the joyful music they were singing as they partied.
The officers were found inebriated as they sang liberation songs that the inmates were dancing to.
After a thorough search, the officers found a jerrycan that had been used to ferry the illicit brew discarded in the cells.
“That’s when the two officers were found heavily intoxicated, singing liberation songs, while the detainees, in their intoxicated state, were dancing to relieve their troubles in their cells,” he said.
An alcohol test was done, which confirmed the officers and inmates were excessively drunk.
The suspects and the police officers were consequently transported to Kisii Police Station where they were detained.