A man has been arrested in Nairobi for allegedly posing as a senior superintendent of police.
The former chief inspector of police is accused of calling traffic officers from Mombasa and summoning them to report to his â€œofficeâ€ in Nairobi.
He is said to have introduced himself as a senior superintendent of police based at the National Disaster Management Office in the city.
According to the police, the man told the officers that he had a video clip that had captured some of them in Mtwapa collecting bribes from motorists and that he was investigating the matter. But, he, told them he could â€œassistâ€ them in the matter if they raised Sh150,000, the police added.
Three officers were sent to Nairobi with the cash but when they arrived, the man is said to have informed them that he was not in his â€œofficeâ€ and instead opted to meet them within town.
The officers became suspicious and informed some detectives, who arrested the suspect after tracking his mobile phone.
Nairobi Central police boss Robinson Mboloi directed the matter be investigated further. The suspect was freed on cash bail.-Nation