EACC detectives arrest Chief over Ksh. 7,700 bribe

EACC detectives arrest Chief over Ksh. 7,700 bribe

Detectives from the Ethics and Anti- Corruption Commission (EACC) in Kisumu on Wednesday arrested a Chief for allegedly receiving a Ksh.7,700 bribe to write a succession letter to a local.

Mary Odhiambo Andhoga, the Chief of West Kisumu location, is alleged to have demanded for the bribe to ‘facilitate’ her to pen a confirmation letter from a complainant who needed it for a family land succession matter.

According to EACC Western and Nyanza Region Boss Ignatius Wekesa, the detectives laid a trap and arrested the chief at her home in Kokulo village in Seme Sub-County.

This was after the complainant reported to EACC how the chief had declined to sign a form which had been issued by the lands department until she is given a Ksh.2,200 bribe to complete it.

Wekesa said that the chief further allegedly demanded another Kshs.5,500 to write a confirmation letter to help the complainant’s family process a land transfer.

The complainant is reported to have approached the anti-graft agency after several visits to the office of the administrator bore no fruit.

The EACC Kisumu boss said the suspect will be arraigned once investigations are complete to face charges of receiving a bribe.

She is currently out on a Ksh.50,000 police bond.