A former Nairobi county official has been found guilty by an anti-corruption court for soliciting and receiving a bribe.
Robert Kiriago, the former head of environmental operations at city hall, was arrested while receiving a Sh90,000 bribe. This was part of a Sh140,000 bribe he had solicited to facilitate the withdrawal of a case which was pending before the Nairobi city court.
The bribe was to be an inducement to allow the complainant to continue with excavation work at Karen without an approval letter, reports the Star.
In a statement on Monday, EACC said, “He was found guilty of two counts of corruption namely soliciting and receiving of a benefit.”
On the first count of soliciting for Sh140,000, he was fined Sh100,000 and in default, to serve one year imprisonment.
On count two of receiving of a benefit of Sh90,000, Kiriago was fined Sh250,000 and in default, to serve one year in prison.
He was slapped with a further mandatory fine of Sh180,000, being double the Sh90,000 he received corruptly. This brings the total amount to Sh530,000.
The case facing the official stated that on October 10, 2016, after the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission received a complaint about the solicited bribe. EACC detectives arrested the suspect at City Hall Annex.