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Kisumu police officers shoot at EACC detectives during sting operation

A gun drama ensued on Wednesday morning between traffic police officers and anti-corruption detectives on a sting operation on the Kisumu-Kakamega highway.

The Ethics and Anti-corruption Commission detectives were out to to nab police officers said to be notorious in demanding bribes from motorists plying the highway.

This comes barely a day after the EACC released a report that ranked the Kenya Police as one of the most corrupt institutions.

Three police officers were arrested during the Wednesday, November 20 operation even as one escaped after the anti-graft sleuths reportedly busted them taking bribes.

One of the traffic officers is said to have opened fire to scare away the EACC officers, Citizen Digital reports.

The detectives returned fire attracting the attention of the public gathered at the scene.

Reports from the EACC indicate that one of their detectives was shot during the early morning incident.

The arrested officers have been taken to EACC office and are expected to be arraigned in court.

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