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Man arrested collecting 1-5M bribe ‘on behalf of PS’ to aid get CEO Job

By Antynet Ford

Detectives from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) have arrested a man receiving Sh1.5million bribe from an applicant seeking the Chief Executive Officer position at South Nyanza Sugar Company (Sony).

Mark Kipruto claimed that he had been sent by the Principal Secretary to collect the bribe on his behalf to help the applicant get the job.

The applicant reported the matter to EACC and Kipruto was arrested in Nairobi’s Central Business District (CBD) a few minutes after receiving the bribe.

“Mark Kipruto was arrested yesterday after he had requested and received a Sh1.5 million bribe from a complainant claiming to have been sent by the PS as an inducement to assist him to secure the CEO position at Sony Sugar which was advertised last month.” EACC said in a statement.

“The suspect was arrested in the Nairobi CBD after pocketing the cash after the victim reported the complaint to the Commission.” The statement added.

The suspect spent the night at Kilimani police station and was today morning transferred to EACC police station to help the EACC detectives as they proceed with investigations.

This comes a few hours after Kilifi assistant county commissioner Teddy Buya Bonaye was arrested by EACC after being accused of stealing relief food.

Buya was accused of stealing and selling humanitarian food assistance valued at Sh550,200.

The food aid was meant for needy residents in the Tana North sub-county within Tana River County.

“The Commission has this morning arrested one Teddy Buya Bonaya, the Assistant County Commissioner 1, Ganze Sub-County, in Kilifi County, who stole and sold relief food valued at Kes 550,200 meant for needy residents.” EACC said.

He is expected to be arraigned in court on Thursday, February 31, 2023.

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