On Thursday, officers from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) apprehended a traffic police officer, Corporal Dobin Peter Naibei, who serves at Shauri Moyo Police Traffic Base.
The arrest was made on the grounds of an alleged bribery attempt directed at a motorist whose vehicle Naibei had impounded.
The officer reportedly seized the vehicle, citing the absence of a valid motor license, and is accused of seeking a bribe to expedite the release of the impounded vehicle.
Despite the pressure, the complainant resisted Naibei’s demands and subsequently reported the incident to the EACC.
The individual, accused of bribery, was apprehended by EACC investigators and subsequently taken into custody at Kilimani Police Station.
The suspect will undergo further procedures at the Commission on Friday.
EACC Spokesperson Eric Ngumbi affirmed the arrest, stating that the Commission is intensifying monitoring on highways nationwide during the holiday season to uphold anti-corruption regulations.
“The Commission notes that some motorists deliberately violate traffic laws and then seek to bribe their way of law enforcement actions. In this regard, motorists are advised to comply with all traffic laws and report any suspected incidents of corruption to EACC for action,” said Ngumbi on Friday.
“The Commission will continue to work closely with the Inspector General of Police and other Government Offices in taming the menace of traffic corruption which not only affects motorists but hurts the country’s image.”