Magistrate, court clerk to be charged for bribery
24 August 2015, 08:24
Nakuru - A magistrate and court clerk arrested at Kericho law courts on Thursday last week over bribery allegations are expected to be charged at a Nakuru court Monday.
Reisdent Magistrate Judith Nyakol and her court clerk, Robert Cheruiyot were arrested by anti-graft detectives who caught them receiving a KES 20 000 bribe.
The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) officers allegedly netted them with the treated notes of KES 10 000 each.
The two received the money from a suspect who had been accused of running a bar without a trade license, in order to terminate his case not knowing that EACC officers were waylaying them.
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The anti-graft team, acting on a tip-off, laid an ambush during the ruling of the suspect’s case which was to be made Thursday morning.
Nyakol is said to have fled from the chambers to avoid arrest but was later arrested in Kericho town.
The two were taken to Kericho police station where they recorded statements about the incident.
A source from the Criminal Investigations Department revealed to the media that the judicial officers will not be charged before a Kericho court because it is their work station.
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