Two traffic police officers have been arrested while collecting road bribes along Nyahururu-Rumuruti road.
Officers from Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission (EACC) pounced on the bribe-taking officers at a road block opposite Ndururumo Boys Secondary School.
The two were arrested in a sting operation dubbed “Operation Ondoa Hongo Barabarani."
They were identified as Philip Kiptek and Zachariah Kaberia, all police constables attached to Nyahururu Police Station.
Kaberia had managed to flee the scene at the time of operation but later turned up at the Station where he was booked.
After a search, EACC detectives recovered several folded Kenya shillings notes of different denominations that had been hidden inside their vehicle, a Toyota Sienta. A total of Sh4,700 was found in various denominations of KES 50, KES 100, and KES 200.
In Kenya’s traffic stops, bribery is a means to cope and fit within the elaborate network in the police hierarchy. Motorists pay bribes to circumvent traffic regulations, while the police maximise illicit incomes for personal and institutional gains.
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