MP who received Ksh 100,000 bribe to face graft charges

MP who received Ksh 100,000 bribe to face graft charges

Kasarani Member of Parliament, John Njoroge Chege, will face full trial in relation to a Ksh 100,000 bribe he received in 2013 at the Continental House Parking yard, Nairobi.

This is after the Anti-Corruption Court Chief Magistrate, Laurence Mugambi, ordered that the graft case against him proceed to full hearing after the Legislator sort to have the case terminated on the grounds that the complainant is adamant to testify in the matter.

Prosecution had argued that if complainant is not interested in the matter the public is then the remaining complainant since the matter is if public interest.

Following the application by the prosecution, the Anti Corruption Chief Magistrate, Lawrence Mugambi, issued summons to the complainant-Abdirahman Mohammed Abdullahi in the case and Safaricom Police Liaison Officer to appear to testify on the hearing date.

The MP is accused that on 3rd July 2013 at Continental House Parking yard in Nairobi, being a person employed by a public body ,a Parliamentary Service Commission, as a Member of Parliament for Kasarani, corruptly received a benefit of Ksh 100,000 from Abdrahman Mohammed Abdullahi as an inducement so as to facilitate the payment of Ksh 3.3 million being Constituency Development Fund payment for a completed Baba Dogo Secondary School tuition block,a matter relating to the affairs of the said public body.

The matter will be heard on 12th and 13th June 2017.

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