Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) on Tuesday arrested three members of the public for allegedly attempting to bribe a police officer.
Their arrests follow investigations into a complaint received from a Police Officer in Mombasa.
The three members of the public namely Philip Muigai Nduati, Boniface Aggrey Ouma, and Isaac Wanaloba Kenyari allegedly attempted to bribe a Police Officer.
The bribe, according to EACC, was to influence investigations that she was carrying out relating to fraudulent deals at the Mombasa port.
The police officer is said to have declined the Sh1.7 million offer and reported the matter to EACC.
“The three were processed at EACC Mombasa Offices and booked at Mombasa Central Police Station where they will spend the night pending arraignment Wednesday,” EACC said.
“They will be charged before the Anti-Corruption Court on Wednesday at 9:00am.”
The EACC said the arrest is a big step towards the fight against graft even as they lauded the officer for reporting the matter to authorities.
“The Commission applauds the Police Officer who declined the bribe offer and instead reported the matter to EACC,” EACC said.
“This is what is expected of all public officials when they face such ethical dilemmas.”