, NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 4 – Kasarani Member of Parliament John Njoroge has been charged for soliciting a bribe of Sh100,000 from a construction firm.
Njoroge who becomes the first Member of Parliament to face graft related offences since the March 4 General Election has denied the charges and was released on a Sh1.5 million cash bail or an alternative bond of Sh3 million.
Njoroge was arraigned before the Anti-Corruption Court in Milimani following his arrest on Wednesday by the Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission (EACC).
EACC’s Chief Executive Halakhe Waqo on Wednesday said the legislator was arrested while soliciting a bribe from Abdulrahman Abdulahi as an inducement for him to approve the release of some Sh3.4 million from the CDF kitty in the constituency.
Njoroge’s case will be heard from September 3.
According to the charge sheet Njoroge had received the bribe on the June 25th at the Continental House parking.
The MP is previously credited for being a whistle blower of the Mavoko Cemetery scandal when he was deputy mayor of Nairobi.