DC sought by anti-graft officers over bribery

August 16, 2012 1:30 pm

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 16 – Anti-corruption officers are looking for the Borabu District Commissioner for allegedly attempting to bribe Kenya Defence Forces personnel who are carrying out the ongoing recruitment of servicemen and women in the district.

Patrick Chege is alleged to have sent a text message to a recruitment officer claiming that he had given an Administration Police officer some Sh40,000 to pass to the military personnel as an inducement for a favour in the recruitment.

A statement from the Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission said the DC has since gone into hiding after he discovered that he was being sought.

“The commission received information from KDF recruitment officials that the DC of Borabu was to bribe the recruitment officials with Sh40,000 in order to facilitate the recruitment of a candidate,” EACC Spokesman Nicholas Simani said in a statement.

The commission has urged the DC to present himself as soon as possible to ease his arrest and prosecution.

“The commission requests for the DC to make himself available to the investigating officers at the EACC Kisumu regional office,” Simani said.

Once arrested, Simani said, the DC will prosecuted in accordance with the law.

Simani said the commission is working jointly with the KDF to ensure the ongoing recruitment is conducted in a free and fair manner.


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