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City cop fined Sh1million for taking Sh5k bribe from matatus

By MWENDE KASUJJA

A traffic police officer based at Makongeni Traffic Sub Base was on Wednesday fined Sh1 million or one year in prison for demanding bribes from Public Service Vehicles.

The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) tweeted that Cpl. Dan Mburu was charged with the offences of dealing with suspect property and abuse of office after he was arrested in a sting operation along Muthurwa road.

“Cpl. Mburu was fined Ksh. 500,000/=, in default 12 months’ imprisonment for each of the charges. The total fine is Ksh. 1M and in default the jail period to run concurrently,” wrote the commission.

EACC also stated that Cpl Mburu is notorious for harassing matatus crew plying city routes while demanding for bribes.

“Cpl. Mburu was notorious for demanding & receiving bribes from PSVs as an inducement so as to overlook traffic offenses. On 9th Nov. 2017, EACC carried out a sting operation along Muthurwa road, leading to his arrest.  A search was conducted and he was found with Ksh. 5,250/=,” wrote the commission.