Ig Boinnet Fires Traffic Cop Caught On Viral Video Demanding For A Bribe From Ugandan Student

Ig Boinnet Fires Traffic Cop Caught On Viral Video Demanding For A Bribe From Ugandan Student

A traffic police officer caught on a video that has gone viral while soliciting for a bribe from a motorist is facing the sack.

The officer who did not realise that he was being recorded, boldly asks for a bribe to allow the motorists who identified themselves as students from Uganda and were on an assignment.

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The officer who has since been identified as Corporal Jared Ogutu attached to Narok County, asks the driver of the vehicle to hurriedly give him ‘big’ money so that he can allow him to proceed with his journey because he did not want to keep the visitors waiting.

To make it seem normal, the officer informs the Ugandan that he knows that back in Uganda, there are always three officers – a traffic police, a revenue officer and a soldier – who all demand for bribes from motorists.

And as the Ugandan gets his wallet out and the officer sees wads of notes, he asks how much it is and says the traffic cops do not take little money and demands KSh2, 000 which the motorist says he doesn’t have as he had only converted a few Ugandan money.

Following public uproar, the Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet announced that the officer had been identified and he would be dismissed from service.

Corporal Jared Ogutu who was caught on camera extorting a driver will be dismissed.

Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet on Saturday said that they will not tolerate graft.

“The officer in question is being processed by the Police disciplinary code for eventual dismissal.”

Boinnet said.

Boinnet also said Kenyans found bribing police officers to avoid arrest also risk being arrested.

The victim is a post graduate student at the Makerere University.

Ogutu stopped the student who was in the country for some engineering projects along the Narok highway.

He asked him for Sh 2000 but he only had Sh1000/.

“We only accept thousands but if you have Sh2000, that is fine,”

Ogutu is heard telling the students in a video that has gone viral on social media.

Traffic police were recently ordered back to the roads by President Uhuru Kenyatta after he directed that National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) officers be withdrawn following increased road accidents.

Traffic officers have for a long time been on top as the most corrupt in the police force.

In a statement, the Service warned that it would not tolerate corruption within its ranks and any officer caught engaging in the vice will be dismissed.

“Members of the public are also advised to refrain from the vice as any one found attempting to bribe a police officer risks arrest as well.”


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