A Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) customs official stationed at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) was arrested on Friday on accusations of demanding a bribe and aiding tax evasion.
The official was apprehended by detectives from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) and taken to the Integrity Centre Police Station for processing.
The suspect is alleged to have demanded a Sh35,000 bribe from a consignee who had gone to JKIA to collect a laptop sent to him from the United States by a relative, EACC said in a statement on Saturday.
The consignee was required to pay a tax of Sh100,974 for the laptop, but the KRA customs official undervalued the consignment so that he would pay only Sh12,000.
In exchange, the official allegedly demanded the said amount, and was arrested right while receiving it.
She spent the night at Kilimani Police Station and was released on cash bail on Saturday pending further investigations.