I’m paid to escort ‘Hindu god’, officer tells police vetting panel

Constable Alfred Mutinda from the Kisumu central base during vetting on June 15, 2016. He told the panel that businessman Hemal Kishori Kotesha pays him to escort a "Hindu god" during religious processions. PHOTO | ANITA CHEPKOECH | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Constable Alfred Mutinda told the panel that the money was payment for “escorting a Hindu god” during religious processions.
  • He described Mr Kotesha as “a kind and good-hearted man, who cares for the poor.”
  • A letter Mr Kotesha wrote to the commission last week seeking to clarify why he gives money to the officers was read out.
  • The vetting of the 238 traffic police officers ends Friday.

A traffic officer was Wednesday asked to explain why he regularly receives money from a Kisumu businessman.


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