Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission detectives have arrested Kisumu OCS Kennedy Saina for allegedly demanding Ksh20,000 bribe to set free a suspect in defilement case.
This comes at a time when the EACC has made it public that they want the police barred from investigating corruption cases due to their tainted image.
A 2016 survey by the EACC indicated that most bribes are paid at police stations, county health departments, chiefs’ offices, Office of the Registrar of Persons and county commissioners’ offices in that order.
The average bribe given out is now Ksh7,081, an increase from Ksh5,648 recorded in the previous year.
The body wants to work with the office of Director of Public Prosecutions to investigate all corruption cases.
“In every integrity survey that is done, the police department is always at the top in corruption and this means that they cannot be trusted to fight graft,” said EACC Vice Chair Sophia Lepuchirit late last month.
In the report, Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government which houses the police was identified as the most prone to graft.
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