Businessman arrested for attempting to bribe Governor Sonko

Written By: John Kioria

A Nairobi businessman Praful Kamar will be arraigned in court Wednesday to face corruption charges after he was arrested allegedly attempting to bribe Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko.

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Kamar was apprehended last night at around 10 PM after the Governor alerted detectives from the Ethics and Anti-corruption commission of the scheme.

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The anti-corruption body said Praful Kumar was arrested with one million shillings after they were alerted of the events.

The trader is said to have gone to meet Sonko at his Kanamai residence in Kilifi County when the EACC officers were called in.

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EACC Lower Coast Regional boss George Ojowi said Kumar had gone to Sonko’s residence with the bribe to approve the construction of a hotel in Gigiri, Nairobi County.

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The County Government on August 16th stopped works at the facility situated near the United Nation offices in Gigiri according to Ojowi.

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He said the suspect will be taken to court tomorrow to face charges related to bribery. Governor Sonko has called for transparency in serving Kenyans.

He has asked Kenyans to support the President’s war on corruption and the culture of impunity.

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