January 26, 2022

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Rogue cop facing impersonation charges arrested for demanding bribe in Thika

Kikuyu based Police Inspector has been arrested for demanding a bribe that was not forthcoming from a liquor store owner, in Thika’s Runda estate.

Davis Simiyu in the company of two others who escaped, walked to Heisenberg wines and spirits masquerading as Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) officials.

After conducting a thorough ‘inspection’ of the liquor store, they turned to the owner David Mathenge and accused him of failing to issue ETR Tax invoices to customers and selling products with fake excise stamps, after which they demanded a hefty bribe.

“Mathenge remained adamant that he was a diligent taxpayer operating his business legitimately, the three attempted to arrest him,” stated police report.

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However, Mathenge raised an alarm attracting the already agitated group of young men who hang around the liquor store.

Two of the suspects managed to escape using a getaway car but Simiyu was cornered and given a thorough beating.

Police officers who were on patrol heard the commotion and rushed to the scene in time to save Simiyu from the mob’s wrath.

“After interrogation the officers it was established that the Inspector was a rogue cop on interdiction. He is facing three court cases at the Nakuru and Milimani Law courts, for the offences of impersonating KRA officials,” stated DCI.

Detectives recovered a fake KRA identification document.

The suspect is currently in custody facing impersonation and forgery charges.