Jubilee legislator arrested over Sh5.7 Million bribe

The bribe was to be shared among 19 legislators

The law-marker was arrested on Saturday for allegedly attempting to extort cash amounting to 5.7 million from a family owning a hotel reportedly built on riparian land.

The lawmaker allegedly solicited for the bribe from the owner of Concord hotel in Nairobi's Westlands so as to prevail upon the county authority not to order for its demolition.

The cash was reportedly meant to be shared among 19 MCA’s who sit in the county’s Justice and Legal Affairs Committee and help the family in retaining the land.

This comes as the government steps up efforts to demolish buildings standing on riparian land and those standing on land that was grabbed from the public.

Media reports indicate that at the time of the arrest, wads of Sh 1000 notes were found in a box, held together by a rubber band.

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Unblock notifications in browser settings.

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: news@pulselive.co.ke

Recommended articles

Duale fumbles after Uhuru walks in on his interview on Live TV [Video]

Duale fumbles after Uhuru walks in on his interview on Live TV [Video]

Famous 2NK driver lands lucrative job in Nyeri County Government

Famous 2NK driver lands lucrative job in Nyeri County Government

26-yr-old billionaire commits suicide in Kenya after media pressure

26-yr-old billionaire commits suicide in Kenya after media pressure

Live Updates: Uhuru's State of The Nation Address [Video]

Live Updates: Uhuru's State of The Nation Address [Video]

Magistrate shows mercy on Kamiti escapees

Magistrate shows mercy on Kamiti escapees

David Ndii's wife Mwende bets on rosy CV to become Governor

David Ndii's wife Mwende bets on rosy CV to become Governor

Police vehicle kills the only surgeon at county referral hospital

Police vehicle kills the only surgeon at county referral hospital

DP Ruto's firm wins Sh190M Nairobi county gov't tender

DP Ruto's firm wins Sh190M Nairobi county gov't tender

NMS shortlists 2,000 Kenyans for county jobs [List]

NMS shortlists 2,000 Kenyans for county jobs [List]