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Parliament police officer arrested for extortion

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A police officer attached to Parliament Police Station faces corruption charges for attempting to extort Ksh40,000 from a suspect with an outstanding matter.

The complainant had been arrested by the police at the station but the DPP upon receiving the file, to approve prosecution instead ordered his release, further directing that the matter be settled out of court.

“However, Corporal John Mwai Mbili told the complainant that he must pay him “something small” to “facilitate a smooth closure” of the matter. He demanded a bribe of Kes. 40,000 from the complainant threatening that if the complainant failed to pay, he would charge him in court with new offences” EACC said in a statement on X.

“The complainant reported the matter to EACC which conducted an inquiry and later arrested the police officer”  it added.

The officer was arrested and escorted to Integrity Centre Police Station where he was processed and later booked at Kilimani Police Station.

He has since been released on bail pending the conclusion of the remaining aspects of the investigation.

 

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