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Traffic boss in court for soliciting Sh5k bribe

Kericho Traffic Base Commander Mr James Kiilu was on Wednesday morning arraigned before a Nakuru court and charged with corruption.

Mr Kiilu, who was arrested last week by anti-corruption detectives, appeared before Chief Magistrate Josephat Burudi and was charged with three counts of corruption.

Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) officers arrested him after he solicited for a sh5,000 bribe from a Mr William Kipyegon as an inducement for the release of a vehicle that was detained at Kericho police station.

The accused denied the charges was released on sh100,000 bond with an alternative cash bail of sh50,000.