Police officer arrested for demanding Ksh.200K bribe from advocate


Police officer arrested for demanding Ksh.200K bribe from advocate
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  • Constable Samuel Mutachi attached to Central Police Station reportedly demanded a bribe of Ksh. 200,000 and received Ksh.35,000 after introducing himself as a DCI detective investigating a case of forgery and making of a false document.

A police constable was on Monday arrested for allegedly impersonating a Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) detective and demanding a bribe from an advocate.

Constable Samuel Mutachi attached to Central Police Station reportedly demanded a bribe of Ksh. 200,000 and received Ksh.35,000 after introducing himself as a DCI detective investigating a case of forgery and making of a false document.

The office of the DCI has since warned Kenyans to avoid falling victims to impersonators, urging them to insist on being shown the Certificate of Appointment (CoA) by anyone purporting to be a detective.

According to the DCI, one can also “ask for the telephone number of their immediate boss to call and confirm the identity.”

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