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Police Officer accused of kidnapping two people to be sentenced this Friday.

by Faith Karanja

A police officer accused of kidnapping has been found guilty and he is awaiting to be sentenced by a Nairobi magistrate Court.

Painito Bera yesterday appeared before Milimani Chief Magistrate Fancis Andayi where his sentencing process was postponed to this Friday as the court heard that the pre-sentencing report was not ready.

The officer was charged that on January 26, 2014 at Upper Hill in Kilimani within Nairobi County, jointly with others not before the court, did convey Ali Ahmed from Nairobi, Kenya to Moyale, Ethiopia, beyond the limit of Kenya without his consent.

He was also accused of kidnapping Salub Abdi another person on similar dates where he took him to Moyale, Ethiopia beyond the limit of Kenya.

Painito was also charged in another count with abuse of office contrary to the law.

He was accused that on similar dates, being a police officer in National Police Service arbitrarily arrested and conveyed Ali Ahmed and Sulub Ali from Nairobi Kenya to Ethiopia using his powers in abuse of office.

In the last count, Painito was charged with giving false information contrary to the law.

The court heard that on January 27, 2014 at Odda police security barrier within Moyle County informed Inspector Jared Gichaba, a person employed in the public service as the deputy officer commanding Moyale Police Station that he was the new reporting DCIO Moyale, information that he knew was not true.

It is said that by lying he was intending to cause the said inspector to allow him to pass on board motor registration number KBS 533S Toyota Prado black in color which he ought not to have done if the true state of facts were correctly provided.

Painito has been found guilty by the court and will be sentenced on Friday this week.

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