Friday September 27, 2019 - Inspector of General of Police, Hillary Mutyambai, has finally admitted that majority of traffic police officers in the country are corrupt and most of them arrest motorists not for breaking the law but in order to collect bribes.
Last weekend, Mutyambai was a victim of police brutality after the car he was travelling in was impounded by rogue traffic officers.
According to sources aware of the issue, IG Mutyambai was travelling to his rural home which is located along Machakos Kitui Road.
On reaching a place called Wamunyu market, a traffic police officer stopped the taxi he was riding in and spelt out unclear crimes to the driver.
He then went on to demand a bribe but the driver was not forthcoming.
All the time, the traffic officer and his colleague who was nearby didn’t recognise the police boss as the man in civilian clothing riding at the back seat of the taxi.
The IG offered to pay the bribe to the police officers through an agent number.
With the evidence, the police boss sacked the bribe-taking duo and then transferred the whole traffic team from the County.
The Kenyan DAILY POST