Ruai OCS arrested for allegedly demanding Ksh5K bribes

By , K24 Digital
On Sun, 5 Nov, 2023 11:16 | < 1 min read
Ruai OCS Duncan Otieng
Ruai OCS Duncan Otieng. PHOTO/EACC

The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) has arrested Officer Commanding Station (OSC) for Ruai Police Station Chief Inspector Duncan Otieng for allegedly demanding bribes.

The OCS was arrested on Saturday evening for allegedly demanding a bribe of Ksh5,000 from persons he had locked up on Friday accusing them of being drunk and disorderly.

"EACC detectives apprehended the OCS after investigations into a complaint received from relatives of some of the detained revellers that on Friday night, police officers from Ruai Police Station visited a Club called Fun City in the Utawala and arbitrarily arrested the revellers allegedly without any reasonable cause," EACC CEO Twalib Mbarak said.

"The revellers were taken to Ruai Police Station where they were put in police cells until the following day, Saturday, when the OCS ordered each of them to pay him Ksh5,000 bribe in order to be released unconditionally. The OCS told the detainees that failure to pay the demanded amount would see each of them spend the entire weekend in police cells and face criminal charges of being drunk and disorderly, on Monday."

Following the claims, EACC detectives launched investigations leading to the arrest of the OCS while he allegedly received the demanded bribes.

The OCS was processed at Integrity Centre Police Station on Saturday night and is currently detained at Kilimani Police Station.

According to Mbarak, the Commission has been receiving several complaints of OCSs locking up citizens, especially young people, then demanding bribes from them as a condition for release from custody.

Mbarak says that in some cases, persons are reportedly put in police cells without being booked for any offence in the Occurrence Book (OB) and later compelled to pay bribes in order to freedom.

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