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Three court officers arrested for issuing fake receipts

By Antynet Ford

 Three Judicial officers are expected to be arraigned in court after they were arrested over the issuance of fake court receipts in Makueni County.

The three include Court Assistant Nelson Munyaka, accountant David Mwaura, and Court Driver William Musembi.

A statement by the National Police Service (NPS) showed the three were nabbed by officers from the Nunguni Police Post who got wind of the information.

“The trio is suspected of conspiring and issuing fake receipts for payment of court fines and forfeitures and subsequent release of accused persons from either Court or Police stations.” NPS said the statement read in part.

“Today, forged receipts amounting to Ksh161,000/= were verified and established to have been issued between Feb 14, 2024, and Feb 16, 2024, in respect to some traffic cases where accused persons had pleaded guilty and fined.”

The suspects are being detained as the police continue with investigations.

In a separate story, 583 suspects have been arrested have been arrested in a illicit brew crack-down in Murang’a county.

The multi-agency operation which began a fortnight ago has seen thousands of liters of illicit brew, second-generation liquor and ethanol confiscated.

According to Murang’a County Commissioner Joshua Nkanatha, 270 cases have already been concluded and the rest are waiting for the results of the samples from the government chemist.

The commissioner said the multi-agency team comprised security agents, officers from the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA), Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS), and the anti-counterfeit agency.

The commissioner said the fight is far from over, adding that they will move to every corner of the county and ensure they flush out both the manufacturers and sellers of the illicit liquor.

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