Detectives in Kenya have arrested a former senior police officer who had converted his house into a government store and police post.

It was alleged the suspect even recruited youth who were working for him as police officers and were soliciting huge bribes from unsuspecting members of the public who they caught violating of the law.

On Saturday, February 1, the detectives raided the house the suspect, identified as Kiptoo Isaac Jean Koskei, after a tip off and found him in possession of crucial government items that were enough to enable him run a police station.

“Officers from Chepkanga police post acting on a tip off, proceeded to Chembulet area where they conducted a thorough search in the house of one Kiptoo Isaac Jean Koskei and recovered government items,” police said in a statement.

Some of the items recovered include Kenyan Defense Force (KDF) uniforms, material for making police uniforms, printing materials and 60 litres of local brew.

The suspect, who was based at main campus Kiganjo as an instructor, reportedly resigned from the National Police Service (NPS) in 2008.

Authorities said Kiptoo had arrested and extorted a suspect with the locally brewed beer. He allegedly threatened the suspect with severe police action.

He was being held at Chepkanga police station as police commenced investigations into the matter and would be arraigned upon end of investigation.

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