Administration Police (AP) Beaten by Touts After Demanding Bribe

  • Residents of Ongata Rongai, Kajiado county, view the back of a police van. The Star
  • An Administration Police (AP) officer from Tumaini AP camp in Rongai was, on Friday, confronted by touts after he allegedly kicked one of them.

    Reports indicated that the AP officer was infuriated after his demand of Ksh 2,000 bribe, was shut down.

    The locals accused the officers from the Tumaini AP camp of extorting money from matatu operators who ply the Rongai-Bomas route.

    Furthermore, they claimed that the officers made a habit of becoming aggressive when demanding for bribes.

    Matatu plying the Ongata Rongai route

    According to Simon Sitet, a tout, his colleagues were fed up and decided to take action.

    "This officer has been taking bribes from us daily and we have decided enough is enough," he proclaimed.

    However, as soon as they started to physically express their frustrations, other police officers from the camp intervened.

    Sitet was arrested alongside other matatu touts for beating up the officer and were taken to Ongata Rongai police station.

    In a different case, Kajiado High Court Judge Reuben Nyakundi, on January 11 ordered the state to pay Ksh6.8 million in compensation to 20 people for unlawful arrests.

    While making the ruling, Justice Nyakundi faulted the police for unfairly infringing on their rights as arrested persons.

    Kajiado High Court judge Reuben Nyakundi

    Reports indicated that on June 4, 2016, at about 9pm, the suspects were arrested around Tumaini Supermarket in Ongata Rongai, Kajiado County, while engaging in their normal businesses and bundled into a police vehicle.