Kisumu: Assistant chief arrested for demanding bribe to award census job


Kisumu: Assistant chief arrested for demanding bribe to award census job

In Summary

  • The suspect Patrick Lumumba Omedo, serving as assistant chief of Bara location was nabbed after a trap was laid by EACC detectives at Dago trading center.
  • Even as the matter was being reported to the EACC Kisumu offices, the said chief was still calling his subject persistently, to avail the said amount.

Detectives from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) in Kisumu on Thursday arrested an assistant chief for allegedly soliciting a Ksh.1,500 bribe from a local resident to secure her a job as a census enumerator.

The suspect Patrick Lumumba Omedo, serving as assistant chief of Bara location was nabbed after a trap was laid by EACC detectives at Dago trading center.

According to a report by the agency seen by Citizen Digital, the administrator sought the amount from one Timothy Onyango claiming he would shortlist his sister as a census enumerator in the upcoming national exercise scheduled for August 24 and 25.

Even as the matter was being reported to the EACC Kisumu offices, the said chief was still calling his subject persistently, to avail the said amount.

Detectives offered to give the complainant treated money which the suspect later took aiding his arrest.

The suspect was later released on a cash bail of Ksh.30,000 and will be arraigned in court once investigations are completed..

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