A police officer was arrested on Wednesday, March 18 after he was found in his house counting a bribe of KSh 20,000.
Authorities in Gigiri, Nairobi arrested the police officer identified as Constable Mohammed Sirat was arrested after he allegedly collected a bribe from a Runda driver on the same morning.
Sirat took the money from Michael Kidula Mboya, claiming it was cash bail for a traffic offence committed by Mboya on Limuru Road.
The cop, who was alone and dressed in work uniform, flagged down Mboya who was driving his BMW car towards Westlands at Redhill Junction at 6:40am, K24 digital reported.
“The officer asked for a bribe of KSh20, 000 in form of cash bail, which Mboya did not have at the time,” reads a police report filed at Gigiri police post.
The officer is said to have escorted Kidula to NCBA Bank ATM lobby at Village Market Mall, where he had withdrawn the KSh20, 000 and handed it to the police officer.
“He (Mboya) was issued with a fake cash bail receipt of the said-amount [directing him] to appear at the Milimani Law Courts on Tuesday, March 24,” says the police report.
However, Mboya became suspicious after he noticed the back of the receipt was written on, “do not go to court, you are forgiven”, hence reporting the matter at Gigiri Police station.
“Later, acting on intelligence, the law enforcement officers proceeded to House No. 5, Block 12 after Mboya described the said-officer. PC Mohammed Sirat of police service number 101895 was found counting the said-money. He was arrested and the exhibit was recovered,” says the police report.
Also recovered, was the said-cash bail receipt.
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