Former Kasarani MP found guilty of bribery

Written By: James Rono
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Kasarani MP

Former Kasarani MP John Chege was Friday found guilty of receiving 100,000 shillings bribe from a contractor to facilitate payment of 3.3 Million shillings.

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The court case that first commenced in 2013 finally came to a conclusion with the MP receiving a 1.3 Million shilling fine.

Delivering the ruling, Chief Magistrate Lawrence Mugambi said the MP risked serving a one-year jail term in the event that he failed to pay the fine.

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Chege was first arraigned in 2013 before the Anti-Corruption Court in Milimani while still in office, becoming the first lawmaker in the 11th Parliament to be charged over corruption allegations.

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Accusations leveled against the legislator indicated that he had solicited a bribe of 100,000 shillings from Abdirahman Mohamed Abdullahi as an inducement to facilitate payment of 3.3 million shillings for a completed Baba Dogo Secondary School tuition block.

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While giving his testimony in court, Abdullahi stated that he reported the matter to EACC where he was given treated money of 100,000 shillings and a tape recorder.

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He then, together with the EACC officials, recorded the transaction between him and the former MP.

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