Mombasa, Kenya: Two senior managers of China Roads and Bridge Construction Company were at the weekend arrested for allegedly giving bribes to Kenya Highway Authority officials over overloaded trucks.
The two were identified as Mr. Tang Ju and Mr. Liu Yabin Chinese Engineer/Liaison officers.
The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission arrested the two following complaints overloaded lorries carrying construction materials for the Standard Gauge Railways were being fraudulently allowed to operate on the roads.
EACC officials said Ju was arrested last Friday evening for allegedly offering a Sh100,000 bribe to an officer working for the Kenya Highways Authority so as to forbear pressing charges of overloading.
“Two trucks belonging to the China Roads and Bridge Construction Company were detained during a joint operation by Kenya Highways Authority and EACC officers, on Mombasa Highway near Emali Trading Centre for overloading,” said a statement by the commission.
Ju’s passport was withheld by police as he was released on a cash bail of Sh200,000 so as to take plea at the Machakos Anti-Corruption Court on Tuesday, September 8.
Yabin, was also arrested for offering and giving a bribe of Sh30,000 to an official working with the authority on Saturday.
Two trucks belonging to the construction company were arrested during a joint operation by Kenya Highways Authority and EACC officers, on Mombasa Highway near TaruTrading Centre for overloading.
According to police, Yabin’s passport was also retained was released on a cash bail of Sh60,000 so as to take plea at the Mombasa Anti-Corruption Court on Friday September 11, officials said.
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The company is among those involved in the construction of SGR from Mombasa to Nairobi, a distance of about 400 kilometers.
EACC has in the past days been staging raids at various places making arrests of suspects. Communication official Pamela Jepkemei said this follows persistent complaints from the public that activities of corruption have been on the rise.