Mombasa, KENYA: A Traffic police officer on Friday shocked the National Police Service Commission vetting panel when he revealed that he reaps sh 1 million in a car wash he owns in Mikindani, Changamwe.
Police constable Pius Njiru told the panel he makes a lot of money in his car wash business which is situated near Changamwe police station, where he was attached.
“Sir I used to have also a bar and restaurant which I make sh 960,000,”said Mr Njiru.
He said the he would charge sh. 3000 for each truck to be washed.
“Changamwe has a lot of trucks parking around and so it is good business,”Njiru told the panel.
The panel looked unsatisfied with the officer’s claims and vowed to carry out more investigations.
“You are getting favors from the people; give us the location so that we can visit your business.” Commissioner Murshid Mohammed tolds the officer.
It was also discovered that the officer was colluding with some of the breakdown truck owners who in return gave him a fee from what they made.
National Police chairman Ronald Musengi said the officer would receive a “token” from one breakdown owner who tows Matatus to police station when there is a crackdown.
Njiru narrated that he would receive a commission several times from breakdown owners, when they call them to tow any car to the police station.
Mr Njiru added that they would charge a Matatu owner a fee which ranges from sh 12,000-15,000 to be towed to a police station of which he would receive a commission.