• The four in the company of two civilians masquerading as officials from the Kenya Revenue Authority and the National Environmental Management Authority went to Tuala, Ongata Rongai, 25 kilometres away from their work station.
Eight security officials were arrested on Saturday in two separate incidents in Nairobi for being involved in a crime.
The suspects included four police officers and four prison warders.
Authorities said the officers will be subjected to internal disciplinary mechanisms before being prosecuted.
In the first incident, four police officers from Kamukunji police station in the city were arrested for leaving their place of work and committing acts of corruption.
The four in the company of two civilians masquerading as officials from the Kenya Revenue Authority and the National Environmental Management Authority went to Tuala, Ongata Rongai, 25 kilometres away from their work station.
Police said the four, without authorisation from the station commanding officer, allocated themselves duties and proceeded to the said area, to purportedly arrest two suspects on suspicion of being in possession of banned plastic bags.
In the second incident, four Kenya Prisons Service officers were linked with the issuance of fake National Police Service recruitment reporting letters and fleecing the victims Sh2.1million.
This follows a complaint by two people that a person they knew had introduced them to the con syndicate that promised slots at the National Police College in Kiganjo upon payment of a mandatory fee.
They became suspicious when after making payment, they went to pick up their letters at an agreed location but met people in a white probox hawking recruitment letters to other unsuspecting victims.
When the police officers arrived at the scene, the suspects attempted to flee but during the melee, four were arrested and 20 fake letters were recovered from the car that was later towed to the Kiamumbi police station.
Those arrested are from Industrial Area Motor Vehicle Deport, Industrial Area Remand Prison and Prisons Headquarters.
NPS concluded its recruitment drive on March 24, 2022, and the recruits reported on April 1.
Police spokesman Bruno Shioso said there is no ongoing recruitment drive.
“The public is urged not to fall for con-scheme meant to benefit fraudsters,” he said.