The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) mounted an inquiry into a bribery allegation against John Ndirangu Githimi and David Maina Githaiga; the Chief Githima Location Nyeri County and the Nyeri County Land Co-ordinator, respectively.
The Commission commenced investigations following a report received through an informant that the Chief Githima Location and the Nyeri County Land Coordinator had requested a financial advantage of KSh 800,000 as an inducement in order to facilitate the processing of the title deed to land parcel No. Gakawa/Githima/507.
Two Counts of Receiving a Bribe
Investigations established that the two Officers requested and received KSh200,000 through Mpesa, from an Alex Njaramba Kaguai.
The two officers further requested for KSh800,000 or an acre of land from Gakawa/Githima/507.
A report was compiled and forwarded to the DPP on 11th April, 2023 recommending that the Chief Githima Location be charged with two counts of receiving a bribe, contrary to section 6 (1) (a) as read with section 18 (1), (2) of the Bribery Act No. 47 of 2016.
The DPP’s response is awaited
[Source: Kenya Gazette EACC/NYR/OPS/INQ/07/2022]