Office of AG employee fined Sh300,000 for receiving Sh5,000 bribe

An employee of the Office of the Attorney General will pay a fine of Sh300,000 for receiving Sh5,000 bribe.

The Anti-Corruption court in Nairobi on Monday fined Caroline Wanjiku Njoroge the amount for receiving the bribe from a widow as an inducement to process savings of her late husband.

A report by Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission in November last year indicted 24.1 per cent of Kenyans agree to have bribed to get services in various government offices, while 32 per cent are willing to bribe if given the opportunity.

Those who paid bribes to obtain government services increased by 11.9 percentage points to stand at 73.1 per cent.

However, the average bribe paid dropped further from Sh5,058.75 in the 2017 Survey to stand at Sh3,833.14 in 2018, the lowest recorded since 2012.

In August 2018, Dan Mburu a Nairobi-based traffic officer was fined Sh1 million and one year in jail in default for obtaining a bribe of Sh5,250 from PSV operators.

Christopher Kamau, a security officer in Nairobi county was fined Sh200,000 by a Milimani court for soliciting a bribe in March 2018.

Senior principal magistrate Lawrence Mugambi ordered that he serve a one-year jail term if he does not pay the fine. The Sh5,000 bribe was to facilitate the release of a motorcycle.

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