Four DCI officers charged with conspiracy to receive bribe of Ksh1M

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On Tue, 22 Mar, 2022 17:30 | < 1 min read
A police officer has been arraigned in court for robbery.
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Four police officers attached to the DCI Dagoretti branch have been charged before the Anti-Corruption Court with conspiracy to receive a bribe of Ksh 1 million from a Chinese investor.

Julius Onyango Oguma, Charles Macharia Wanjiru, Samuel Yunnah Kukhuvilo and Joseph Gikara Gachera denied eight graft charges of conspiracy to commit an economic crime, receiving a bribe, obstruction of justice, aiding a prisoner to escape and robbery with violence before Milimani Senior Principal Magistrate Victor Wakumile.

The magistrate has ordered each of the four officers to deposit Ksh 1 million bond or a cash bail of Ksh 400,000 to secure their freedom from the prison facility.

The officers are charged with receiving a bribe of Ksh 1 million from Pan Xido Yan not to charge his wife Gong Huan with an offence of being in Kenya without valid immigration documents.

The alleged offence was committed on November 28, 2018.

The prosecution says the officers, during their arrest, fired in the air in a bid to obstruct EACC officers from executing arrest.

In the melee Julius Onyango, who is a suspect, escaped.

In the second count Onyango alone is accused of receiving a bribe of Ksh 200,000 from Jane Wangu an employee of Yan as an inducement not to charge Gong.

In the another count, the four officer are accused of obstructing the EACC officers namely James Wachira, Martin Mbuvi, Philip Major and Alex Nyakundi from arresting them at Kabete police station by drawing their firearms and shooting in the air to scare them away.

Machari, Yunnah and Kigara are facing a charge of aiding Onyango to escape from lawful custody.

Macharia alone is accused of violently robbing an EACC officer Philip Major Ksh 7,000 and his job card.