Kenya: Four police officers arrested for allegedly engaging in graft

By Samuel Ouma

Four police officers from Kamukunji police station, Nairobi, are being held in police custody on suspicion of engaging in corrupt act.

The cops are accused of leaving their place of work un procedurally and committing acts amounting to corruption.

According to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), Constables Henry Temba, Esther Oburo, Dorcas Nzilani and Winfred Kanana in the company of two civilians masquerading as  officials from the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) and the National Environmental Management Authority (NEMA) had gone to Tuala, Ongata Rongai, 25 Kilometers away from their work station.

The agency noted that the four had without authorization from the station command, allocated themselves duties and proceeded to the said area, to purportedly arrest two suspects on suspicion of being in possession of nylon papers.

Investigation is ongoing pending arraignment.

“They are currently in custody as investigations proceed, before disciplinary action is taken against them,” said DCI.

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