EACC detectives arrest director of health for receiving Sh10,000 bribe

Detectives from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) have arrested Kisumu City director of public health for allegedly soliciting Sh10, 000 bribe from a hotelier.

Osborn Oduor is said to have demanded for the money in order to withdraw a case that is pending before the court.

A detective privy to the arrest told The Standard that the victim had been accused of operating an eatery without wearing an apron and that the hearing of the case had been scheduled for next month.

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On Friday, however, the director solicited for the bribe and promised to withdraw the case before the hearing date that had been scheduled for August 14.

Detectives, however, foiled his plan and arrested him in his office at the city hall after he received the money.

He has been released on a Sh50,000 cash bail and will be arraigned in court on Tuesday to answer to the charges of bribery.

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Western Region EACC director Ignatius Wekesa confirmed the arrest adding that the suspect was being processed.

The arrest came barely 24 hours after an assistant chief was arrested for receiving Sh1,500 bribe to facilitate a youth in Nyahera to be listed as an enumerator for the census in Kisumu West.

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