Security Guard jailed for receiving bribes at NTSA offices
A security guard has been slapped with a year-long jail term after he was found guilty of demanding and receiving bribes from members of the public.
Ms Metrine Nabwele who worked at the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) offices in Nairobi was sent to jail after he was found guilty of demanding bribes in exchange for services at the government institution.
Ms Nabwele’s woes commenced when the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) received complaints she was demanding Sh10,000 in order to help process driving licences in the NTSA system.
EACC commenced investigations leading to her arrest while reportedly in the process of receiving Sh7,000 from a ‘client’ at NTSA head office in Capital Hill.
His file was forwarded to the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) who recommended the charges.
“He was charged with two counts of soliciting and receiving a bribe” a statement seen by Nairobi News read in part.
Milimani Anti-Corruption Court Senior Principal Magistrate Victor Wakhulime the accused person after she pleaded guilty to the charges.
The Magistrate sentenced her as; receiving a Bribe Contrary to Section 6 (1) (a) as read with Section 18 of the Bribery Act Number 47 of 2016, she was sentenced to a fine of Sh15, 000 in default to serve 6 months imprisonment.
The second account was on receiving a Bribe Contrary to Section 6 (1) (a) as read with Section 18 of the Bribery Act Number 47 of 2016, sentenced to a fine of Sh15, 000/= in default to serve 6 months’ imprisonment.