Two county askaris charged in court over bribery allegations

A tuk tuk driver is arrested by county askaris after a demon- stration in Mombasa. PHOTO: COURTESY.

Mombasa, KENYA: Two Mombasa county city inspectorate officers were on Tuesday charged in a Mombasa court for  allegedly receiving a bribe of about sh. 3000 to release pedestrians arrested over disobeying traffic rules.

Alfred Ochieng and Fatuma Ali allegedly received a bribe from Kennedy Waningu so as to set free Olga Odoury and Ruth Akinyi.

Mr.Ochieng and Miss Akinyi were arrested for the allegations of disobeying traffic rules before they  were released.

The two allegedly crossed the road while motor vehicles were passing.

The suspects were arrested on Monday by the officers from the EACC.

The offence was said to have been committed on the 25th August 2016, at Nyali area in Mombasa County.

Accused persons pleaded not guilty to the charges before Mombasa senior principle magistrate Henry Nyakweba.

Mr.Nyakweba ordered each released on a surety bond of sh.50, 000 or a cash bail of sh.20, 000

The case will be mentioned on 31st July for further directions.