The National Police has identified the man caught on camera walking with an AK47 rifle in Pangani Nairobi.
In a statement issued by the police, they said they confirmed the mysterious man was one of them and had gone to pick his gun.
They continued by saying that he had forgotten the gun at Pangani and was heading to join his colleagues.
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The picture of the man was shared on social media by insecurity KE.
The group further claims that after the tip-off police from Starehe arrested the man before confirming he was indeed a police officer.
“After a tip-off, police officers in Starehe police division apprehended him. He claims to be the police.”
Another source claims that the man was stationed at the Daadab Refugee camp and was on his way back to work.
The news comes at a time when the government is in the fight against terrorism in the country.
Tourists coming into the country have also been warned by their various Embassies on areas that are not safe.
Terror groups have in the past been known for kidnapping tourists before they are found dead afterward.