Former Kasarani MP fined Ksh.1.3M for receiving Ksh.100K bribe in 2013


Former Kasarani MP fined Ksh.1.3M for receiving Ksh.100K bribe in 2013
Former Kasarani MP John Njoroge Chege in court on May 29, 2020. PHOTO | DZUYA WALTER | CITIZEN DIGITAL

In Summary

  • A Nairobi court heard that the ex-MP on July 13, 2013 received the bribe from Abdirahman Mohamed Abdullahi as an inducement to facilitate payment of Ksh.3.3 million for a completed tuition block at Baba Dogo Secondary School.
  • In mitigation, Mr. Njoroge told the court he is remorseful and pleaded for the matter to be considered sympathetically saying he has suffered greatly.

Former Kasarani Member of Parliament John Njoroge Chege was on Friday found guilty of receiving a Ksh.100,000 bribe 7 years ago and fined Ksh.1.3 million or serve a one-year jail term.

A Nairobi court heard that the ex-MP on July 13, 2013 received the bribe from Abdirahman Mohamed Abdullahi as an inducement to facilitate payment of Ksh.3.3 million for a completed tuition block at Baba Dogo Secondary School.

In mitigation, Mr. Chege told the court he is remorseful and pleaded for the matter to be considered sympathetically saying he has suffered greatly.

“The accused is a politician by choice who is involved in politics for the last 30 years and served as a deputy mayor of this city, he has contributed to the affairs of the city,” the court heard.

Through his lawyer, he further added that he is a family man with three children in school and that his wife is a housewife hence pleaded for a second chance.

The court ruled that although the accused solicited for and received the funds, he did not benefit from it since it was already recovered by the State and produced in court.

He was however convicted on two counts and fined Ksh.650,000 each – hence a combined Ksh.1.3 million – or serve a jail sentence of one year.

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