Drama as police officer arrested by EACC detectives for demanding bribe to release two suspects

The suspect, Paul Kamau Mbugua. PHOTO/COURTESY: EACC

Detectives from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) on Friday arrested a Kasarani-based police officer for soliciting a Ksh.30,000 bribe.

The suspect, Paul Kamau Mbugua, was arrested at a liquor store along Lumumba Drive for demanding the bribe to release two brothers he had wrongfully arrested and detained at Kasarani Police Station.

Mbugua, the EACC says, did not record the brothers' alleged offences in the station's occurrence book.

Despite resisting arrest and causing a scene at the said liquor store, EACC detectives managed to apprehend the wailing suspect and whisk him away to Kilimani Police Station.

"The suspect was escorted to Kilimani Police Station where he is currently detained pending further processing today at EACC Integrity Centre Police Station," a source at the anti-graft agency told Citizen Digital.

"Detectives confiscated the suspect's Taurus Revolver Pistol S/No. Q130360 and ammunition, which they later handed over to the OCS EACC Police Station."

Confirming the arrest, EACC Spokesperson Eric Ngumbi noted that the Commission received a complaint about the officer on Friday, subsequently carrying out investigations and apprehending the suspect.  


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