Busia,Five Ugandan police officers were on Saturday arrested by the Kenyan police for alleged breach of security protocol.
The officers attached to the Field Forces Unit and based at the Tororo Police Station in Busia District, who were later released, were arrested at the border for allegedly crossing into Kenya illegally.
The Ugandan security agents were intercepted and arrested at Korinda police checkpoint on Busia-Kisumu highway while pursuing a truck carrying contraband for nearly five kilometres into the Kenyan territory.
The patrol truck, which the police officers were using, was also impounded by the Kenya police authorities.
One of the witnesses told Daily Monitor that after the arrest, the officers were disarmed by the Kenyan police officers and taken to the Busia-Kenya Police Station for interrogation.
Mr John Nyoike, the Busia Kenya county police commander, confirmed the development.
“They were intercepted after they unknowingly entered into Kenya through Buteba and Alupe as they pursued the truck carrying illegal goods,” he said.
By Daily Monitor