Three Nairobi MCAs to face graft charges

Friday, May 1st, 2020 16:06 |

By Alphonce Mung'ahu

Three Nairobi MCAs accused of conspiring to receive Sh1 million bribe from a school owner have a case to answer, a court has ruled.

Senior principal magistrate Thomas Nziki of Milimani Anti-Corruption Court in his ruling said the prosecution has proved a prima facie case against the three MCAs namely David Mberia (Langata), Jared Okode (Mathare) and Abraham Mwangi (Woodley).

The MCAs, who are being represented by a team of lawyers led by Robert Asembo, were also acquitted from  six other counts of abuse of office for lack of evidence. 

They were allegedly sought to be bribed to make a favourable report to the assembly following claims they had made that the private school in Eastleigh was illegal.

Prosecution proved a charge of conspiracy to commit an offence of corruption contrary to section 47(A) (3) as Read with section 48(1) of the Anti-Corruption and Economic Crimes Act 2003.

All the accused persons are each out on cash bail of Sh 500,000 pending the determination of the case.

The magistrate directed the case be mentioned on May 12 for purpose of fixing the defence hearing date.

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