Drama as EACC arrests cops taking bribes on Meru-Embu highway

Drama as EACC arrests cops taking bribes on Meru-Embu highway

BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,23RD JUNE,2022-Officers who took off on Embu – Meru Highway near Kangaru Girls High School during an operation by Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission (EACC) have been arrested.

According to EACC, the officers who abandoned their GK vehicle will be dealt with in accordance with the law.

EACC was undertaking random spot checks following reports of bribery on major roads.

The anti-corruption body noted that besides the culpability attributable to traffic police officers, there are many road users deliberately flouting traffic regulations and then proceeding to offer bribes to the police.

They reminded road users that it is a criminal offence to offer or give a bribe to a public officer.

“As part of mitigating challenges on our roads, citizens should embrace the culture of obedience to the law, including full compliance with traffic requirements.” Said EACC.

Adding that: “Corruption, whether grand or petty, is bad for the country.”

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