Mathare Hospital top official arrested over bribes from firearm owners


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In Summary

  • Wangui is said to have sought bribes from firearm owners seeking psychiatric evaluation reports from Mathare Hospital during the the ongoing vetting of licensed firearm owners.
  • The owners reported the matter to EACC who conducted covert operations at the hospital and recorded Wangui and other officials demanding for bribes.

Mathare Senior Assistant Director of Medical Services Georgina Wangui Kamunge was on Friday evening arrested on allegations of bribery demands from firearm owners.

Wangui is said to have sought bribes from firearm owners seeking psychiatric evaluation reports from Mathare Hospital during the the ongoing vetting of licensed firearm owners.

The owners reported the matter to the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) who conducted covert operations at the hospital and recorded Wangui and other officials demanding for bribes.

“EACC has today arrested the Senior Assistant Director of Medical Services, Mrs. Georgina Wangui Kamunge on allegations of bribery demands from firearm owners seeking psychiatric evaluation reports from Mathare Hospital during the the ongoing vetting of licensed firearm owners,” EACC announced on their official Twitter handle.

“EACC received complaints from firearm holders seeking the said evaluation reports stating that the process was marred with gross corruption. We conducted covert operations at the hospital where we obtained recordings of the bribe demands by the suspect and others.”

“Each firearm holder was expected to pay an additional KES. 5,000 and the officers at the hospital declined to issue receipts against the obtained amount. The psychiatric evaluation exercise at Mathare Hospital has since been suspended until further notice.”

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