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Kenya’s anti-corruption physique says a manhunt is beneath manner for the suspects

Kenyan police have fired warning pictures at anti-corruption officers to assist two colleagues accused of bribery to flee from detention, Kenya’s Ethics and Anti-Corruption Fee (EACC) stated.

The detained officers have been being investigated for allegedly demanding a bribe from a foreigner, EACC added.

The anti-graft physique stated the suspects have been caught in a sting operation.

Undercover investigators provided the 2 law enforcement officials 100,000 Kenyan shillings ($975; £760), it added.

Police haven’t but commented on the allegations.

The 2 suspects, who work for the Directorate of Legal Investigations, have been arrested within the capital, Nairobi, on Wednesday night.

The officers had been handcuffed “however have been rescued by their colleagues from Kabete Police Station who fired a number of rounds of ammunition as warning pictures to facilitate the escape”, the EACC added on its Twitter account.

A manhunt has been launched for the suspects, it stated.

The occasions have fascinated Kenyans, lots of whom are sharing their shock and disappointment on social media:

One individual joked on Twitter that “prayers might turn out to be useful at this level. And bible examine”:

That looks like a swipe on the anti-corruption fee, which introduced final month that it intends to use the Bible to deter theft of public funds.