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Traffic officer ki*ls motorist for refusing to pay Sh3000 bribe

Monday, December 30th, 2019 13:19 | By

A cold blooded murder was witnessed on Sunday in Trans Mara, Narok County after a traffic policeman shot and killed a motorist following a scuffle.

The Jorim Ogeto, 21, who was driving a Toyota Probox vehicle ferrying one passenger; Samuel Abuga was cruising along Busangiesoit Road when they found a huge barrier erected with stones.

It was then that the two were stopped by a police officer attached to Mbata Club in Lolgorian who demanded a bribe of Sh3,000 for the charcoal they were allegedly ferrying in the vehicle.

It was then that an altercation ensued after the driver left his vehicle in attempt to remove the stones on the road to which the accused armed with a loaded Ceska Pistol shot the deceased and left on his motorcycle.

According to the report filed at Kilgoris Police Station, 20 km off the scene of crime, the deceased was rushed to Kilgoris General Hospital where he was pronounced dead after succumbing to the bullet wounds.

The accused referred to as Wilson Kortum, 40, later surrendered himself to Esoit Police Station where the said Ceska was recovered with 14 rounds of 9MM kept as exhibit.

The scene was later on secured by the Officer Commanding Station (OCS) before the Directorate of Criminal Investigation officers in Trans Mara took the body to St.Joseph’s Mission Mortuary pending a detailed autopsy.

A combined team of DCI and Police from Trans Mara West are said to be investigating the matter which left residents in shock. The Police also questioned the alibi who was also a key witness of the whole bloody saga.

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