EACC Nabs County Official Over Ksh. 30,000 Bribe

Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) Offices at Integrity Centre in Nairobi. ‎

The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) has arrested Stephen Kosgei, the administrator of Embakasi Sub-County, for allegedly accepting a Ksh.30,000 bribe.

According to EACC, officials from Embakasi East went to a location where Engineer Njoroge Keruka, the owner of a drilling firm, was drilling a borehole for a customer and detained one of his workers for “illegal water connection.”

The arrested worker, Peter Macharia, was then transported to Soweto Police Station and then released on a Ksh.10,000 cash bond and instructed to report to Nairobi City County Offices in Embakasi.

Macharia appeared at the City-County Embakasi offices on Monday ready to be taken to court.

Upon arrival, Mr.Kosgei asked to bribe him with Kes.40,000 to solve the matter without involving the court.

Macharia then informed his employer, Engineer Keruka, about the bribe proposal and promptly filed a complaint with the EACC, triggering an investigation.

A team of EACC officers then discreetly accompanied Engineer Keruka to a meeting with Mr.Kosgei at his Embakasi office. After a brief talk, they agreed on a bribe of Ksh.30,000 and completed the transaction.

After collecting the payment, EACC officials acted quickly and arrested Kosgei.

“He was searched and the operation money Kshs. 30,000 was recovered from him,” said EACC.