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Police officer ‘swallows’ Sh2,000 bribe after raid by EACC

Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) detectives in Mombasa have launched a manhunt for a police officer who was caught red handed soliciting a bribe.

The officer attached to the Kisauni Dog Unit is reported to have swallowed the Sh2,000 bribe after the EACC officers caught him.

EACC boss George Ojowi said the officer, who has since not gone back to his work station, was caught taking money from a tuk tuk driver in Kongowea Wednesday evening.

“He took off with the money and swallowed it to hide the evidence, but we are following up with his seniors and we will catch up with him. Officers from the dog section are not entitled to traffic work and we will want to know why he was on the road taking bribe,” said Mr Ojowi.

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Mr Ojowi said the officer’s phone has been switched off and his seniors can not trace him either.

“My team is back at the station and is collecting more information which will help in tracing him and bringing him to book,” he said.

He said efforts to have been re-energized in tackling corrupt officers who demand money on the roads.

“Business will not be as usual. We have officers all over the county and we got the supports of the police commanders in the county,” added Mr Ojowi.