Officers arrested over bribery allegations


Police in Nakuru are holding a Chief Inspector attached to Kenya Power security department after he was intercepted by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) for allegedly receiving bribes from persons suspected of having illegal power connections.

The officer, identified as Peter Muia Wambua, was arrested on Tuesday together with Kenya Power senior technician James Michuki in possession of Ksh 150,000 believed to have been extorted from households with unauthorized power connections.

According to EACC’s Deputy Director in charge of the South Rift region Gibert Lukhoba, the two were arrested after a tip-off from members of the public.

Mr. Lukhoba has ordered for quick investigations into the matter saying that the two will be charged for extortion.

Cases of legislators engaging in corruption acts have been on the rise in the recent past and especially in Kenya’s major towns, this is according to EACC.

Barely a week ago, a community Paralegal Officer in Meru threw Ksh 15,000 in a pit latrine after she was nabbed receiving bribe from her client.

EACC then engaged professional services to recover the money from the latrine in order to use it as evidence.

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