Kirinyaga County officials arrested for allegedly demanding Ksh.300K bribe


Kirinyaga County officials arrested for allegedly demanding Ksh.300K bribe
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In Summary

  • The two officials are Samuel Mwangi Mureithi (Kirinyaga Central Director of Liquor Licensing) and Joseph Mureithi Njeru (Kirinyaga Central sub-county Administrator).
  • They reportedly demanded and received a bribe of Ksh.300,000 from a businessman in order to issue him with a liquor operation license.
  • They are currently being held at Karatina Police Station pending investigations.

Detectives from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) have arrested two officials of the Kirinyaga County Licensing Board for allegedly demanding a bribe.

Samuel Mwangi Mureithi (Kirinyaga Central Director of Liquor Licensing) and Joseph Mureithi Njeru (Kirinyaga Central sub-county Administrator), allegedly demanded and received a bribe of Ksh.300,000 from a businessman in order to issue him with a liquor operation license.

According to Central region EACC boss Charles Rasugu, the officials were arrested on Saturday night at a Karatina hotel after the commission had received a complaint.

They are currently being held at Karatina Police Station pending investigations. They will later be arraigned in court for corruption related offences.

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