Nairobi businessman arrested for trying to bribe Governor Sonko

Nairobi businessman arrested for trying to bribe Governor Sonko

A Nairobi businessman is set to be arraigned in court on Wednesday for allegedly trying to bribe Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko.

Mr. Praful Kumar was arrested on Monday evening at his residence in Kanamai, Kilifi County by detectives from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC).

Confirming the arrest, EACC said the tycoon wanted Governor Sonko to allow the construction of his hotel in Gigiri which was stopped by the Nairobi County Government on Thursday, August 16. The hotel known as Grand Manor is located near the United Nations headquarters.

Mr. Kumar was found with cash amounting to Ksh.5 million at his Kilifi residence.

“EACC has arrested Nairobi businessman Praful Kumar for offering a bribe of Ksh.1 million to Nairobi Governor Michael Mbuvi Sonko to facilitate approval of his hotel under construction.The County Government of Nairobi had stopped the construction of the hotel on 16th August 2018,”said EACC.

He is set to face corruption related charges.

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