Kabete Police Station

Corruption literally fought back when two police officers from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) escaped moments after they had been arrested by the EACC while soliciting a Sh1 million bribe from a foreigner.

The two officers, identified as Julius Oguma Service No. 79715 and Police Constable Charles Macharia Service No. 95924, are attached at the Kabete Police Station.

They were arrested after EACC detectives had laid a trap but escaped after their colleagues fired in the air to scare the officers from the anti-graft agency.

“The two suspects were arrested and handcuffed but were rescued by their colleagues from Kabete Police Station who fired several rounds of ammunition as warning shots to facilitate the escape of their colleagues,” EACC said in a statement Wednesday.

The suspects also managed to escape with Sh100,000 trap money while still handcuffed.

A manhunt has since been launched for the suspects.

“Kabete DCIO is facilitating EACC Kenya officers to find the suspects,” EACC said.