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June 14, 2023

 Four traffic cops arrested collecting bribe from motorists on Outering Road.

The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission has arrested four traffic police officers for allegedly extorting money from motorists plying the busy Nairobi’s Outering Road.

The Commission on Wednesday said the cops were apprehended at Quarry Stage while engaging in the act.

“At the time of the arrest, the four traffic officers had collected a total of KES15,820 in less than 2 hours,” EACC said.

The money was allegedly largely, in the denominations of 50s, 100s and 200s.

The arrested officers include Sergeant Abraham Kiptoo of Embakasi Police Station, PC. Charo Katana of Buruburu Police Station, Cpl. Sarah Karimi of Buruburu Police Station and Sgt. Burton Mathenge of Buruburu Police Station.

Upon arrest, the suspects were escorted to EACC Integrity Centre Police Station where they were held to aid in the investigation. They were later released on police bail of KES10,000 each pending the finalization of the remaining aspects of the investigation, including securing the concurrence of the Director of Public Prosecutions on the recommendation to arraign them before the Anti-Corruption Court.

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