Detectives from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) in Mombasa have launched a manhunt for a police officer who was found soliciting bribes.
The officer attached to the Kisauni Dog Unit is said to have swallowed the Sh2,000 bribe after the EACC officers spotted him.
According to EACC boss George Ojowi, the officer, who has since not gone back to his workstation, was caught taking money from a tuk-tuk driver in Kongowea Wednesday evening.
“He took off with the money and swallowed it to hide the evidence, but we are following up with his seniors and we will catch up with him. Officers from the dog section are not entitled to traffic work and we will want to know why he was on the road taking bribes,” said Mr Ojowi.
He added that the officer’s phone has been switched off and his seniors can not trace him either.
“My team is back at the station and is collecting more information which will help in tracing him and bringing him to book,” said Ojowi.