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EACC arrests Kisumu lands officer for allegedly demanding Sh2 000 bribe

By Frank Otieno | June 17th 2015

Kisumu, Kenya: Kisumu District Land Adjudication Officer George Oluoch Ogutu was Tuesday arrested by Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) officers for allegedly demanding and receiving a bribe of Sh2 000 from  member of the public.

Ogutu was nabbed at Kisumu Ardhi house Tuesday afternoon and booked at Railway Police Station, where he was released on a cash bail of Sh50 0000. He is set to appear before Kisumu anti-corruption court Wednesday morning.

Edwin Waudo, EACC officer in charge of Western region confirmed the arrest to The Standard, saying that the officer had demanded for the bribe from a resident, who had sought land adjudication records.

"The resident was seeking services from the office, and needed land adjudication records but instead, he demanded a bribe of Sh2 000," said Waudo. 

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