ODPP staff jailed over Sh35,000 kickback

A prosecutor attached to the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) has been jailed for 12 months for soliciting a bribe.

Carey Francis Andai, who was arrested in Wajir town on November 15, 2016, was jailed by a Garissa court yesterday.

Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission detectives pounced on Andai following complaints from his victims.

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The charge sheets stated that EACC had received a report from a Mr Mohamed Muhamud, a businessman from Wajir, who complained that the prosecutor had demanded a bribe of Sh35,000 as an inducement to fast-track an assault case against his daughter.

Detectives went to Wajir after the report and laid a trap. Andai was nabbed after receiving Sh30,000 that had been treated.

The officers searched him and found more money. He was later locked up at Wajir police station.

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He was released on Sh20,000 cash bail before being charged on February 22, 2017.

Yesterday, senior magistrate Cosmas Maundu, who sentenced Andai, at the same time slapped him with a Sh100,000 fine. 

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