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Two prosecutors in KES 15 000 bribe saga to be interdicted

09 September 2015, 09:10 Samuel Kisika

Nairobi – The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has directed that two prosecutors in Kisumu County arrested by the anti-corruption officers for soliciting KES 15 000 bribe from a complainant be charged.

The DPP, Keriako Tobiko in a statement to media houses indicating his approval for prosecution of Jared Kipyegon Rutto and Sonye Herbert Okumu said the two be arraigned before the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) court in Homa Bay on Wednesday.

“In the meantime, ... upon being charged the said officers be interdicted as required by law pending completion of their trial,” said Tobiko.

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The EACC officers arrested the duo in their offices on September 1, 2015 and took them to Railway Police Station where they were released on a police bond of KES 20 000 each.

The EACC western Kenya Regional Officer, Edwin Waudo while confirming their arrest had said that they demanded the bribe to restore a case that police had closed.

Waudo pointed out that the prosecutors deceived the complainant that the case could be reopened if he gave them KES 15 000 despite the police recommendation for its closure.

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