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Traffic police arrested over bribes

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Three traffic police officers have been arrested while collecting bribes along Thika-Garissa highway, in Kenya.

Officers from Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission pounced on the bribe-taking officers at a roadblock in Ngoliba area on Thursday afternoon.

According to STANDARD Kenya, EACC’s lower Eastern regional deputy manager, Urther Opilis, said the three were arrested in a sting operation mounted after numerous complaints were raised about them by motorists who frequent the route.

They were identified as Muriuki Kimathi, George Gathirwa and Daniel Ndirangu-all police constables attached to Ngiliba police station in Thika East, Kiambu County.

Opili who addressed the press at EACC offices in Machakos town said Ndirangu had managed to flee the scene at the time of operation but was later arrested around 4pm.

“After a search, we recovered a total of Sh18, 800 from both Kimathi and Gathirwa while Ndirangu escaped from the scene,” said Opili.

He said the three will be charged in court once investigations are fully concluded.

The arrests came barely two weeks after three other officers were attached to Machakos police station were caught collecting bribes at Kathome area along Machakos-Nairobi highway.

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