Two police sub county commanders charged in court with corruption

Written By: Lydia Mwangi

Likoni Sub County Police Commander Jane Kavutha Munywoki and Nyandarua West (Ol Joro Orok)Deputy Sub County Commander Ephraim Karani were Monday arraigned in a Nyahururu court
Likoni Sub County Police Commander Jane Kavutha Munywoki and Nyandarua West (Ol Joro Orok)Deputy Sub County Commander Ephraim Karani in a Nyahururu court

Likoni Sub County Police Commander Jane Kavutha Munywoki and Nyandarua West (Ol Joro Orok)Deputy Sub County Commander Ephraim Karani were Monday arraigned in a Nyahururu court and charged with corruption.

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The two sub county commanders appeared before Nyahururu Chief Magistrate Judith Wanjala where they denied the charges.

They had been arrested last week in Nyeri at the EACC regional Headquarters.

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According to the charge sheet, the duo solicited money from two residents on December 13, 2018 when they were both serving in South Kinangop, Nyandarua County.

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The two were at the time Officer Commanding Division ( (OCPD) and District Administration Police Commander (DAPC) respectively.

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The duo are accused of demanding the Ksh 500,000 bribe as an inducement to effect an eviction order validly issued by a court against illegal occupants’ of a private property.

They also demanded Ksh 300,000 bribe from one Joyce Wachuka so as not to effect another court order.

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Their lawyer Chege Gakuhi argued that there was no substantive evidence to show that the two received the bribe.

The two have been released on a cash bail of Ksh 200,000 each or a Ksh 500,000 bond.

The case will be mentioned on March 23, 2021.

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