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Kenyan Police Officer allegedly shoots man dead over bribery refusal

A 21-year-old man was last night shot dead by a police officer in Kilgoris after he allegedly declined to part with a Sh3,000 bribe.

The officer is reported to have accosted the deceased in Transmara, who was ferrying charcoal in a Toyota Probox, and demanded to be given the money to allow him to proceed.

The incident occurred along Busangi-Esoit road where the police officer in civilian clothes had erected a barrier while armed with a pistol.

The officer, attached to Mbata in Lolgorian, is said to have escaped on a motorcycle after the incident and went straight to Esoit police station where he surrendered to officers on duty who disarmed him and placed him in custody.

Source: allafrica.com

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