Six traffic cops charged with graft


Six traffic cops charged with graft

Six traffic police officers and a female conductor were on Friday, February 10 arraigned in a Nairobi Anti-Corruption Court to answer to bribe allegations related charges.

A police Corporal, Caroline Chelangat, and Police Constable, David Maina, of Makongeni Traffic Base were charged with dealing with suspected property.

It is alleged that on November 18, 2016 at City Stadium roundabout Muthurwa Road the accused persons were found in possession of Ksh 900 and Ksh 1,600 respectively, money believed to have been acquired as a corrupt receipt of a benefit from motorists

Charged alongside them was a conductor- Susan Muthoni who is alleged to have corruptly offered Ksh 1,600 to police constable Maina.

They all denied the charges before Anti-Corruption Chief Magistrate, Lawrence Mugambi, who released each on a cash bail of Ksh 30,000. Their matter will be heard on 3rd and 7th April 2017.

Also charged in the same court were two police officers Abdi Khalif Madobe and Shadrack Ngatia of Makuyu Police Station who were charged with dealing with suspected property.

It is alleged that on January 28, 2017 at Mukeu along Thika-Kenol Road in Muranga County, the two were found in possession of Ksh 14,300 believed to have been acquired as a corrupt receipt of a benefit from various drivers.

They both denied the charge and we are released on a cash bail of Ksh 50,000 and the matter will be heard on 22nd and 23rd March 2017.

Charged with similar offences were also two police officers Seth Barasa and Evanson Mureithi from the same police station.

It is alleged on 28th January 2017 the two were found in possession of Ksh 20,500 believed to have been acquired as a corrupt receipt of a benefit.

They denied the charge and were released on a cash bail of Ksh 60,000. The case will be heard on April 27, 2017.

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