The dreaded faceless cop alleged to be behind the Facebook page Hessy wa Dandora has responded to Citizen TV after Dandora Police Station in Nairobi, Kenya featured in their expositio dubbed #SilahaMitaani or #GunGalore -aired on 18th May – that revealed how some Kenyan Police officers rent out guns, handcuffs and police uniforms to criminals.
In an approximately thirty-minute video compiled by Citizen TV investigative journalist Purity Mwambia, Hessy wa Kayole and Dandora police station were featured in the death of John Mwangi Irungu alias Mwa or Mwaskana. Irungu was shot dead after allegedly breaking into a shop in Kayole Estate in September 2019.
According to Mwambia, the 21-year-old fomer motorcyclist had hired a gun from Dandora (Kinyago) Police Station, a deal that seemingly led to his untimely demise.
“Our investigations revealed that Mwangi had hired a gun from a police officer attached here. Kinyango police station in Dandora,” said Investigative Reporter Mwambia.
Ironically, according the journalist, their investigations revealed that upon the young man’s death, police had recorded in the occurrence book that the firearm had been stolen and that investigations were underway.
The reporter further narrated, recounting on previous findings, that Mwas death might have been that of a gun hirer killed at a scene of crime to conceal any possibility of further investigations into how he might have accessed the gun.
“If I am about to get arrested at the scene, the policeman whom I hired the gun from, will kill me there and if I get arrested I will bride the flying squad or any other policeman with 200,000 shillings and it will end there, “said “Papa”, a known gangster who sought anonymity, to Purity.
“If I do not have the money, the policeman can ask for help from his godfather and if he doesn’t succeed, he will bribe the other policemen and I will be transferred to his work station and taken to be killed,” the gangster added.
In a long post hours later on Facebook page Nairobi Crime Free in response to the under cover’s mind-blowing accounts, police officer Hessy wa Dandora began by thanking Citizen TV for their good work. He said the media house “did very well by exposing the dirty games being played by some police officers, at least it’s an eye opener to all of us to be extra careful while in the field.”
Hessy went ahead to dismiss the claim that the gun recovered from the late Mwas belonged to Dandora Police Station.
“Let me cut the long story short by categorically, boldly and courageously state here that the pistol DID NOT, DOES NOT AND WILL NEVER belong to Dandora police station,” said the cop.
The crime buster went ahead to urge the station that despite having done an exemplary job in exposing the unknown rot in the society, they should keenly conduct their investigations less they taint the image of innocent police officers.
“You did well by exposing some of the things we didn’t know, but kindly do your investigations properly and keenly so that you dont assassinate other innocent police officer’s characters,” he advised.
Hessy winded up by urging gangsters not only to continue watching Citizen TV but also shun crimes because the operations against them are still on.