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Zimmerman police officer arrested by EACC over graft allegations

A zimmerman police post officer in charge has been arrested by EACC detectives following graft allegations.

Inspector of Police Susan Wambui Muiruri will now face corruption charges which include two accounts of soliciting and receiving bribe to release pregnant woman from custody.

“The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) on Thursday arrested the Officer-in-Charge of Zimmerman Police Post in Kasarani Division, Inspector of Police Susan Wambui Muiruri to face corruption charges.

The arrest came after the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) concurred with the recommendations of EACC to charge the Police Inspector with 2 counts of soliciting and receiving a bribe from the complainant in order to facilitate the release of his pregnant girlfriend who had been arrested and detained at Kasarani Police Station. The offence was committed on 25th April 2021,” said EACC

Following her arrest, Wambui was released on bail and ordered to appear before court on Friday 28th July, 2023 for plea taking. The plea did not however take off after it was revealed that the police fell sick and admitted in hospital.

“After she was processed at Integrity Centre Police Station on Thursday, the suspect was released on cash bail and required to present herself at Milimani Anti-Corruption Court today, Friday, 28th July 2023, for plea taking.

The plea did not, however, proceed as scheduled as the Court granted an application by the suspect’s Advocate to defer the plea for 2 weeks. Counsel informed the Court that when the suspect left EACC on Thursday evening, she fell ill at night and was subsequently hospitalized hence unable to appear in Court.

The Court ordered that the matter proceeds on 9th August 2023 when the suspect will be charged with the offences,” said EACC

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