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Tororo Police Chief Held Over Bribe

URN has learnt that following the confiscation of their gas cylinders, the Chinese traders, who are yet to be identified, contacted the Professional Standards Unit PSU. The PSU Commandant, Fortune Habyara directed the Regional PSU officer, Benin Tulyasingula to act on the complaint.
13 Apr 2017 16:44
Tororo Police are holding one of their own accused of receiving a bribe of Shillings 500,000. The suspect is Inspector of Police Yefusa Naraha, the Officer in Charge of Mera Police Station.

Naraha was picked up on Tuesday night after receiving a bribe from Chinese traders who were smuggling 25 gas cylinders into Kenya. It is alleged that Nahara intercepted the traders after discovering that they had only paid taxes for 100 of the 125 gas cylinders they were transporting.

Sowali Kamulya, the Tororo Region Police spokesperson, says the officer held the suspects briefly but released them. "He asked them for money on the spot but they said they didn't have it. He confiscated the cylinders and returned them the next day after they had paid him the money," Kamulya says.

URN has learnt that following the confiscation of their gas cylinders, the Chinese traders, who are yet to be identified, contacted the Professional Standards Unit (PSU). The PSU Commandant, Fortune Habyara directed the Regional PSU officer, Benin Tulyasingula to act on the complaint. Tulyasingula photocopied money and handed it over to the Chinese to hand over to Naraha. "We arrested him shortly after receiving the money. 

He will be charged at the Anti-corruption court once the Director Public Prosecution (DPP) sanctions the charges," Kamulya said. Naraha is the third civil servant to be arrested over bribery in less than a week. On Saturday, Police picked up Nakawa magistrate Agnes Napio and the Minister of state for Labour, Employment and Industrial Relation, Herbert Kabafunzaki for alleged bribery.

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