An expose by NTVUganda reveals that officers along the Northern Corridor mostly stop trucks to receive the money.
One of the drivers who spoke on condition of anonymity said the policemen rarely check their vehicles but are quick to stop those they expect to receive at least Sh50 from.
“They only want money when they stop you. It’s a mistake not to have money,” he said.
The entrenchment of police corruption on the Kenya-Uganda road has seen logistics companies and truck drivers include the bribes as part of their budget.
“You must spend Sh5000 from Malaba to Mombasa on bribes alone,” the driver added.
In the video, police are seen stopping the driver at least four times and receiving a certain amount of money.
The recently concluded police vetting exercise in Kenya revealed that some policemen deposit an average of Sh300,000 daily in their individual bank accounts.
As a result, unserviceable and unroadworthy vehicles as well as those carrying excess passengers and goods are allowed to operate freely while those speeding are ushered through police roadblocks, often with disastrous consequences.