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Parklands MCA arrested for soliciting bribe ‘to share with Sonko’

Parklands Member of County Assembly Jayendra Malde has been arrested by the Ethics and Anti-corruption Commission (EACC) detectives on suspicion of attempting to extort money from a family accused of grabbing public land in Gigiri.

The MCA, who was taken into police custody on Friday, faces accusations of demanding a bribe of Sh5.7 million from the owner of Concord Hotel in Westlands as an inducement to prevail upon the Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko not to order the demolition of the hotel built on riparian land.

According EACC detectives, the bribe he had demanded was to be shared with 19 other MCAs who are members Nairobi County Assembly Legal Committee who would prevail upon the Governor not to order the demolition of the hotel.

Mr Malde will be charged in court next week.