Mombasa County senior police arrested by EACC detectives

Written By: Roncliffe Odit
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A Senior police officer in Mombasa County is in custody after being arrested by Ethics and Anti-Corruption (EACC) detectives for allegedly soliciting for a bribe.

Kiembeni Deputy OCS John Shikondi was apprehended while receiving 8,000 shillings allegedly to facilitate the release of a suspect from custody.

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The EACC detectives are said to have received a complaint from a resident in the area that the officer was requesting for 10,000 shillings before releasing a member of a local community-based organization who was being held by the police for unknown reasons.

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It is then that the EACC cops set a trap and arrested Shikondi after he allegedly received 8,000 shillings as bribe at a local joint in Kiembeni.

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EACC Mombasa boss Ali Salat who led the operation urged officers to resist from soliciting bribes from members of the public, and instead work diligently.

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Shikondi who was detained at Port Police Station will be arraigned in court on Tuesday.

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