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POLICE OFFICERS IN SH 200K BRIBE SENTENCED TO 5YEARS

Two Dagoretti Police Officers

by Robert Guyana

Nairobi Anti-Corruption Court has sentenced a Dagoretti DCI officer convicted of taking Ksh 200,000 bribe to serve 5 years in jail with an alternative fine of Ksh 1.9 million.

The convicted DCI officer is believed to have corruptly received Ksh 200,000 from a Chinese investor Pan Xido Yan in Kabete in 2018 as a condition to drop charges against his wife who at the time was said to be in Kenya illigally.

Onyango had requested a Ksh1 million bribe and negotiated down to Ksh 200,000.

Milimani Chief Magistrate Thomas Nzyoki slapped Dagoretti DCI officer Julius Onyango Oguma after finding guilty for the offences of receiving a bribe of Ksh 200,000 and concealing the evidence.

The magistrate also jailed another DCI officer Charles Macharia Wanjiru after he was found guilty of obstructing of an EACC officer during the arrest of Onyango.

DCI officer Macharia was sentenced to twelve months in jail with an alternative fine of Ksh 400,000.

The sentence imposed on the two officers comes after the two Thursday last week were convicted by Magistrate Nzyuki who while convicting them said that the evidence tendered before the court was sufficient in proving the charges.

In mitigation the defense led by Advocate Omari told the court to consider a non-custodial sentence saying that the amount alleged to have been obtained does amount to an economic crime.

“your honor the accused persons herein convicts are very remorseful, they have undergone excessive humiliation from the public, and they have always been in the media limelight ever since they were arrested and charged, we urge this court to consider the humiliation as a sufficient punishment and fine the convicts to pay a fine of Ksh 100,000.” pleaded Advocate Omari.

The court heard that the offense occurred at Kabete Police Station on November 28, 2018.

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