Census official arrested for ‘misusing’ gadgets for alcohol in Nyamira
A census supervisor was arrested in Nyamira for allegedly misusing gadgets for the exercise that kicks off on Saturday.
Gilbert Maranga, the ICT census supervisor at Kemera is said to have been issued with a census tablet and power bank but went missing.
Lensa Apondi, the census coordinator in Nyamira, told police on Wednesday that the supervisor could not be located.
He recorded a statement at Sengera police station and officers were deployed to search for the ‘missing’ officer.
According to Nyamira county commissioner Amos Mariba, the officer was found at Princess Pub in Kisii and arrested.
However, none of the gadgets were in his possession at the time.
When asked where he had taken the gadgets, Maranga told police that he had given them to another pub owner whom he owed money.
He took police to the bar and the gadgets were recovered from the pub manager who had kept them as collateral after the officer allegedly consumed alcohol on credit.
Maranga is currently being held at Sengera Police Station pending investigations.
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