A police officer stationed at Marioshoni Police Station in Nakuru County was apprehended on Monday for dereliction of duty concerning the supervision of the KCPE exams at Kimonio Primary School.
According to a police report documented in OB 11/30/10/2023, the officer was found sleeping within the teachers’ quarters while evidently under the influence of alcohol.
This incident transpired when Elijah Biwott, the school’s examination center manager, realized that the assigned police officer was conspicuously absent, raising concerns about a potential security breach during the examination.
Biwott promptly notified the police station, prompting the Molo security team, along with the OCS Marioshoni, to launch a search for their missing colleague.
The search culminated in the discovery of the officer inebriated and sleeping in the teachers’ quarters.
“He was disarmed and Police Constable Richard Mburu was instructed to take over duties during the English Composition paper session,” a section of the police report stated.
Initial investigations revealed that the officer departed from his assigned post and visited a nearby entertainment establishment where he consumed alcohol.
One of the school’s teachers encountered the officer at the establishment and persuaded him to return home to sleep.
The officer was subsequently arrested and transferred to Elburgon Police Station while investigations into his conduct are ongoing.
These investigations aim to determine whether the officer breached the provisions of Section 64 of the Police Act, which mandates all officers to adhere to the Standing Orders and the Code of Regulations while on duty within the Service.