Police arrest three KRA impersonators in Nakuru

Three people are being interrogated by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) detectives in Nakuru for impersonation.

Nakuru Town East Criminal Investigative Officer Benson Mutie said the three posed as Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) employees and were soliciting money from traders in Bahati Sub-County.

The three, two men and a woman aged between 36 and 67 years are being held at Nakuru Central Police station.

“We are interrogating three suspects who have been seeking bribes through threats form in Nakuru town and Bahati Sub County by posing as KRA officials,” said Mutie.

Mutie said the three were arrested in a wholesale shop, at Kiti area on Friday.

They demanded an Electronic Tax Register (ETR) machine from a wholesale shop owner and accused him of not being tax compliant.

The shop owner however became suspicious after the three demanded a bribe of Sh10, 000 in order to drop the ‘charges’.

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He informed police officers from Bahati who swiftly moved to the scene and arrested the suspects.

The officers also recovered assorted KRA documents in their possession and placed them in custody for further interrogation. They also impounded a car they were using.

The suspects will be arraigned in court tomorrow, Monday.

Elsewhere, police in Bahati have launched investigations into the killing of a motorcycle operator at Murunyu, Bahati Sub-County.

Area deputy Police Commander Francis Mwangi said John Macharia, 28, was called by a client on Friday, at 9pm. The operator did not return home and his mobile phone was switched off.

The body was later found in a thicket at Engashura area, about 15 kilometers away from his home.

Preliminary investigations by police reveal that the deceased might have been killed in a different location, and later dumped in the thicket.

“We are liaising with detectives from DCIO to know who called the boda boda operator, and his movements before he was found murdered,” said Mwangi.

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KRA Impersonators arrested