EACC launches crackdown targetting motorists, traffic police officers

By , K24 Digital
On Thu, 23 Jun, 2022 14:19 | < 1 min read
EACC building.
EACC building. PHOTO/(EACC)Facebook

The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) is doing random spot checks on major roads and highways countrywide.

In a statement shared the agency highlighted that the crackdown was launched following increased cases of bribery and road users flouting traffic rules.

"Following reports of bribery on major roads, EACC undertook random spot checks and noted that besides the culpability attributable to traffic police officers,

"There are so many road users deliberately flouting traffic regulations and then proceeding to offer bribes to police," the statement reads in part.

In an operation along the Embu-Meru highway near Kangaru Girls High School, EACC arrested traffic officers for allegedly receiving bribes. Others arrested were road users issuing bribes to police.

EACC urges citizens to embrace obedience

EACC has urged citizens to embrace the culture of obedience to the law, they further warned that issuing and receiving bribes is a crime punishable by law.

"Road users are reminded that it is a criminal offence to offer or give a bribe to a public officer. As part of mitigating challenges on our roads, citizens should embrace the culture of obedience to the law, including full compliance with traffic requirements," the statement added.

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