In a significant stride towards combating corruption, the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) Central Regional Office in Nyeri has apprehended Luke Nyasangah, a Detective Constable Inspector from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) stationed at Ngano Police Station in Nyandaraua County on Wednesday.

Nyasangah found himself in handcuffs for an egregious act of soliciting a bribe.

The arrest stems from an incident where a local resident fell victim to fraudsters, losing a staggering sum of Sh115,000 via M-Pesa.

Seeking justice and recovery, the distressed citizen sought the aid of law enforcement.

However, instead of upholding the oath of service, Nyasangah demanded a bribe of Sh10,000 to expedite the pursuit of the culprits.

"The suspect told the complainant that the bribe was mandatory to facilitate tracking of the fraudsters," EACC affirmed.

Such malfeasance strikes at the heart of public trust in law enforcement agencies.

However, swift action by the EACC has demonstrated a steadfast commitment to upholding integrity and accountability within the ranks of law enforcement.

Following his apprehension, Nyasangah now finds himself in custody at Charagita Police Post, awaiting further legal proceedings.

The swift action taken by the EACC underscores the commitment to upholding the rule of law and ensuring accountability within the ranks of law enforcement.

Corruption remains a formidable challenge in many spheres of society, and combating it demands collaborative efforts from both citizens and authorities.

Instances like these serve as a stark reminder of the importance of maintaining vigilance and reporting any suspected cases of malpractice promptly.

Efforts to root out corruption should be steadfast and unwavering, with strict consequences for those found culpable.