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Female police officer arrested receiving Sh1, 000 bribe

Detectives from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) are holding a female police officer who was caught Wednesday receiving a sh1, 000 bribe.

The police constable from the Tourist Police Unit was pounced on by the anti-corruption officers at the mainland side of the Likoni channel.

The officer was captured on camera by the motorist whom she was taking the bribe from before she was ambushed by the EACC officials who were on an operation at the channel.

“We are questioning the officer and she will be taken to Central Police station or Port police station before she is taken to court,” said Mombasa EACC deputy boss Salat Ali.

He said the officer had stopped the motorist, an Ukunda resident and demanded money after saying that the wind screen of his vehicle had cracked.

Mr Ali said the operation would go on especially at the channel where a majority of the motorists have cried foul over corruption among local law enforcement officers.

The arrest comes three days after the commission revealed that at least 30 police officers are under investigation after two of them were found to have received bribes amounting to sh37 million through M-Pesa.