Why Regular Police Cannot Arrest KDF Soldiers

Why KDF Soldiers Cannot be Arrested by Regular Police

KDF(Kenya Defence Forces ) are among the most disciplined troops in Africa, if not the world.

The African Union’s and the United Nations’ trust in them in peacekeeping missions supports this.

However, now and then, a KDF Officer goes rogue and commits a crime, and they must face the law.

Kenya Defence Forces have recently opened up to the rest of the country via their social media accounts.

They have been giving Kenyans a sneak preview of what goes on behind their massive barracks gates.
Regular Kenyan police can not apprehend soldiers. Here’s who takes them into custody.

Military Police In Kenya Defence Forces

The military police of the Kenya Defence Forces, abbreviated as MP, investigate crimes committed by KDF officers.

Military Police wear a crimson berret that distinguishes them from other soldiers, causing them to stand out like a sore thumb.

When soldiers learn that the Kenya Defence Forces’ Military Police are probing them, they shiver.

Military Police, also known as Red Berets, deal with military fraud and forgery, as well as other sensitive and sophisticated crimes.

They work closely with officers from the National Police Service, particularly the Directorate of Criminal Investigations.

The following are two well-known cases involving the military police;

Former KDF Major Peter Mugure was arrested in November 2019 on accusations of murdering his wife, Joyce Syombua, and their two children.

They apprehended Sergeant Denis Ochieng after raiding his ex-house wife’s and throwing a smoke grenade on Saturday, January 16.

These are cases where they arrested a member of the Military Police in broad daylight and transported to the barracks.

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