Traffic cops arrested with a paper bag full of money


The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) detectives on Saturday, January 28 arrested four traffic police officers for allegedly extorting motorists.

The four, among them a Police Inspector, were arrested at Kakuzi along the Nairobi-Murang’a Highway where they are said to have been taking bribes from drivers of Public Service Vehicles (PSVs) and other motorists along the highway.

The detectives also recovered a paper bag full of notes in different denominations before taking the officers to Integrity House where they recorded statement.

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The arrest comes even as the number of traffic police officers arrested over bribery continues to rise.

So far, 100 traffic officers have been arraigned over similar offences.

The anti-graft body deputy Chief Executive Officer, Michael Mubea, now wants the Inspector General of Police, Joseph Boinnet, to help expedite the cases.

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