An official of Nairobi Water and Sewerage Company was on Friday arrested for allegedly demanding a bribe from a Kilimani resident.
The official was arrested by officers from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) for allegedly demanding and receiving Sh80,000 from the resident.
The amount according to a statement by EACC was alleged to be a condition and “facilitation fees” for reconnecting the water supply to her apartment which he had disconnected.
The suspect was arrested at a popular restaurant in Kilimani area where he had gone to meet the complainant to receive the demanded amount before reconnecting the water.
“The suspect was processed at EACC Integrity Centre Police Station and later transferred to Kilimani Police Station where he is currently locked up pending further enforcement actions,” EACC spokesperson Eric Ngumbi said.