Fri. Jun 5th, 2020

Government Sends Home Rogue Police Officers Caught Demanding Bribe

Kwale county commander Joseph Nthenge flanked by senior Kwale county officials. Image: Kahonzi Kaliwa

 

By KAHONZI KALIWA

Email: thecoastnewspaper@gmail.com

Two police officers found soliciting for bribes from members of the public have been interdicted.
Confirming the incident, Joseph Nthenge Kwale county police commander said Joash Miroro Kebande and Simon Peter Lumiti were video-taped while bargaining for the bribes at Ngombeni area within Matuga Sub County on 18th April, 2020.
“The said officers had been deployed in the area to enforce government’ directive of cessation of movement in and out of the county aimed at combating the spread of COVID-19 pandemic. Their service numbers are 255587 and 111095 respectively.”  Nthenge said.
The commander says the officers have instructed to receive a half salary with effect from 20/4/2020 pending investigations.

Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai. Image: (Courtesy)

Nthenge further condemned the act and further issued a stern warning against police officers soliciting for bribes from the public.

 “The government will take a stern action against any person found in the wrong hands of the law,” Nthenge noted.

He also warned the public against bribing any police officer insisting that those found culpable will face a full force of the law.

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