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Police, Kenya Power officers arrested for soliciting bribes

26 August 2015, 09:34 Obare Nyamota

Nakuru - A senior policeman and a technician both attached at the Kenya Power were Tuesday evening arrested by anti-graft detectives in Nakuru soliciting bribes from the public.

Chief  Inspector Peter Muya Wambua and Mr James Michuki were arrested at Kampi ya Moto area in Nakuru county by officers from the Ethics and Anti-corruption Commission acting on a tip-off.

The two were found with KES 150 000 bribes they had obtained from the public.

Read Also: Magistrate, court clerk to be charged for bribery

EACC Deputy Director South Rift region, Gibert Lukhoba told News 24 that a sting operation was conducted by the EACC detectives following numerous complaints by the public that the officers extort bribes from people.

“We got a tip-off that the duo were receiving bribes from people whom they claimed had illegal electricity connections,” said Lukhoba who noted that the officers, who are held in Nakuru Central police station, will soon be charged in court upon conclusion of investigations.

The EACC boss further called upon the public to continue reporting corruption incidents and supporting the war against graft.

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