Corrupt cop caught on camera dismissed
A Traffic Police officer who was caught on camera soliciting for a bribe from a motorist has been dismissed from the force.
In a statement, the Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinett said that the officer had already been identified and would be facing stern disciplinary action.
“Corrupt elements within the service will not be tolerated. The officer in question is being processed for dismissal,” said the police boss.
In the video that has now gone viral on social media, the police officer is seen to be demanding for a bribe from the driver who claims is a student at Makerere University failure to which he says he will charge him with speeding.
The student apologizes to the officer and defends himself saying that he is only in the country for an educational tour.
“Sir I am really begging you. I am in going for an engineering function with my professor. I have tried as much as possible to regulate my speed,” says the student.
However the police officer is not interested in the explanation and directs the conversation to a “resolution path” and demands for a bribe.
“Not that small money bring Ksh. 12, 000. We don’t take little money,” the officer cunningly asks for the bribe.
The student argues that he has exchanged little money and was planning to withdraw more money later.
The officer who seems to be on the lookout hurries the student who gives him most of the Kenyan money in his possession but still demands Ksh. 1,000 more.
The frustrated student claims that he has given him most of the money and asks to be left with some of it.
After a little chat, the officer lets the student go because he is a “foreigner”.
This comes barely two weeks after President Uhuru Kenyatta ordered The National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) officers off the roads effectively restoring the Traffic Police after rampant road carnage.
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