7 people travelling to Garissa from Nairobi arrested after trying to bribe police


7 people travelling to Garissa from Nairobi arrested after trying to bribe police
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In Summary

  • Speaking to Citizen Digital, Kirinyaga County Commissioner Jim Njoka said the 7 tried to bribe police officers manning a roadblock on the Kerugoya-Kutus road where they were nabbed.
  • According to the police boss, six of the suspects are of Somali origin while the remaining one is Kamba.

Seven people were arrested on Saturday night in Kirinyaga while travelling from Nairobi to Garissa in complete disregard of the government’s movement restrictions in the war against Covid-19.

Speaking to Citizen Digital, Kirinyaga County Commissioner Jim Njoka said the group tried to bribe police officers manning a roadblock on the Kerugoya-Kutus road where they were nabbed.

According to the police boss, six of the suspects are of Somali origin while the remaining one is Kamba.

“We first took them to Karoti Girls High School in Mwea but there were no suitable facilities so we transferred them to Karen in Nairobi for 14 days quarantine,” said Njoka.

He added that the Kirinyaga security team has erected roadblocks at Sagana bridge, Kiangai and Gathoge on the Mwea-Embu highway where screening is also carried out to avoid the spread of coronavirus in the county.

Concerned Kirinyaga residents, led by Bernard Irungu, however questioned how the seven managed to pass through roadblocks in Nairobi, Kiambu and Murang’a counties.

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