A Somali woman on Seventh Street in Eastleigh, Nairobi, on April 9, 2014. Mathare North location chief Paul Kuria Ngugi was charged on November 10, 2014 with soliciting a bribe from a Somali woman to facilitate registration of her relatives as Kenyan citizens. FILE PHOTO
A senor chief was charged before an anti-corruption court in Nairobi with soliciting a Sh20,000 bribe from a Somali woman to facilitate registration of her relatives as Kenyan citizens.
Mr Paul Kuria Ngugi, the Mathare North location chief, was charged with soliciting the bribe from Ms Rhoda Mohamud on October 10.
He allegedly asked for the bribe as a kick-back for him to give her letters of introduction for her two cousins, Maulid Mohamed Noor and Najib Mohamed.
Prosecuting counsel Daniel Karuri said the accused received the bribe on October 14 in Eastleigh.
The chief was freed on a cash bail of Sh50,000, but acting Chief Magistrate Doreen Mulekiu ordered that his fingerprints be taken and processed before he is released.
The case will be heard on March 4, 2015.
The chief was arrested in a sting operation by Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission officers targeting government officers believed to be facilitating registration of foreigners