Confirming the arrest, Samburu County Police Commander Karanja Muiruri said the suspect was nabbed by security officers manning a roadblock at Learata area in Samburu East Sub-county.
The driver was detained at Archers Post Police Station pending arraignment on Monday.

A driver attached to the Samburu County Government was on Saturday evening arrested after he failed to account for Ksh.1,099,000 found by police in a county vehicle he was driving from Isiolo towards Wamba town.

Confirming the arrest, Samburu County Police Commander Karanja Muiruri said the suspect was nabbed by security officers manning a roadblock at Learata area in Samburu East Sub-county.

The driver was detained at Archers Post Police Station pending arraignment on Monday.

The police commander said police officers, who had set up a temporary roadblock to inspect vehicles entering the county during Madaraka Day celebrations, stopped the Toyota Fortuner vehicle, searched it and found the money in bundles of Ksh.1,000 notes packed in a bag placed on the vehicle’s back seat.

The 38-year-old driver could not explain the source of the money or its intended use.