Drama as police officer drives into barracks to evade auctioneers

Police constable Joseph Wachiuri. [Photo: Modern Police/FB]

There was drama Wednesday evening in Nairobi after a police officer Joseph Wachiuri unsuccessfully tried to dodge auctioneers over a defaulted car loan.

Wachiuri, a police constable took a loan for purchase a brand new Honda CRV crossover SUV but defaulted on loan repayment for 12 months.

Vintage Auctioneers had been on his trail for the last couple of months. Wachiuri got rid of the car tracking system installed by the bank as one of the conditions to grant the loan.

This made it difficult for the auctioneers to trace him.

When they spotted him on Wednesday, he sped off and they quickly followed him. Left with no choice, the police constable tried to force his way into Embakasi Garrison but was denied entry by military officers manning the entry.

He threatened to shoot them and a scuffle ensued. He was disarmed and arrested.

Four Vintage Auctioneers officials who had trailed him were also whisked away to Embakasi Police Station where they recorded a statement.

Reports have it that Wachiuri has been uncooperative with them. Each time they reach out, he threatens them and hangs up.

Wachiuri’s case comes weeks after retired AIC Bishop Silas Yego lost his prestigious Ksh200 million apartments in Kileleshwa over a defaulted Ksh153 million loan.

Yegoi secured the loan with Transnational Bank to develop a piece of land where the apartments were built in Kileleshwa.

His efforts to get the court issue an injunction stopping auctioneers from selling off his property hit a snag twice.