Former controversial Kamukunji and Pangani OCS, Chief Inspector Samir Yunis, was Monday dramatically arrested on suspicion of using his position to abuse his female junior colleagues.
He was briefly detained before being released on cash bail pending his arraignment.
Samir is expected to be charged in court on Wednesday, December 7, with several counts of abuse of a position of authority contrary to section 24(2)(a) of the Sexual Offences Act, 2006.
Section 24 (2) of the Sexual Offences Act says any person who is a law enforcement officer takes advantage of his or her position and has sexual intercourse or commits any other sexual offence within the limits of the station to which he or she is appointed, commits an offence of abuse of a position of authority and is liable upon conviction to imprisonment for a term of not less than 10 years.
Samir was arrested by detectives from the Internal Affairs Unit (IAU) after honouring a summons to appear before the IAU director.
He was briefly detained at Capitol Hill Police Station where his fingerprints were taken and later released on Sh10,000 cash bail.
Police launched investigations into the conduct of Samir, who served at Dandora, Kamkunji, Mombasa Central and Pangani Police stations following several complaints by female officers.
The officers wrote several complaints to Inspector General and IPOA claiming that the officer was using his position as the OCS to force them into having sex with him.
Those who declined were being harassed and transferred without following normal procedures.
He even engineered disciplinary actions against female officers who failed to cooperate with him.
One of the complainants reported that she was ambushed and sexually assaulted by Samir in South B Police line.
The main complaint came from an officer from Dandora Police Station who accused Samir of raping her in the report office late at night.
The IG on receipt of the IAU file gave instructions that the file be submitted to ODPP to review the findings and determine the way forward.
The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) concurred with the IAU and directed that the officer be charged.
Samir has been a powerful and rich officer for long.
He was untouchable.