ASKARI’S SH15K BRIBE SEIZED

The Star (Kenya) - - News -

Drama un­folded in Kiten­gela town, Ka­ji­ado county, on Satur­day when of­fi­cers from the Ethics and An­tiCor­rup­tion Com­mis­sion caught a county askari red-handed re­ceiv­ing a bribe.

Enock Muthomi, at­tached to the Ka­ji­ado East sub­county ad­min­is­tra­tor’s of­fice, was nabbed at his Kiten­gela of­fice as he re­ceived Sh15,000 from a driver he had ar­rested ear­lier on Satur­day on al­le­ga­tions the sus­pect was fer­ry­ing ‘il­le­gal’ goods.

The driver re­ported the mat­ter to his boss and re­quested to be given the Sh15,000 de­manded by the askari so the items could be re­leased. The boss in­formed the EACC, whose of­fi­cers ac­com­pa­nied the driver. On see­ing the driver, the askari was elated af­ter he was in­formed the money was ready.

The two walked to the store where the goods had been locked. The EACC of­fi­cers fol­lowed them and grabbed the askari, be­fore he could pocket the money. The askari re­quested to be al­lowed to go and re­lieve him­self, but as the EACC of­fi­cers at­tempted to un-cuff him, he started uri­nat­ing in his trousers.

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