Government advisor arrested for soliciting Ksh.500K bribe in Nairobi


Government advisor arrested for soliciting Ksh.500K bribe in Nairobi
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A policy advisor attached to the Ministry of Petroleum and Mining was on Wednesday arrested for allegedly soliciting for a bribe of Ksh.500,000.

According to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), the officer identified as Joshua Lonyaman Angelei, was had a demanded half a million shillings to fast track the issuing of a mining permit to a company known as Indepth Mining Limited

DCI detectives laid a trap for the officer and nabbed him at Nakumatt Junction on Ngong Road where he was waiting to receive a down payment of Ksh.100,000 which he wanted in US dollars.

“A trap was laid whereby the marked and serialised US Dollars was handed to him by the Agent of the Mining company. He (Lonyaman) received the money and pocketed them on the right side of his coat,” said the DCI.

The officer was detained at Parklands Police Station and is expected to be charged with the offence of soliciting for bribes and abuse of office.

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