2 former-EACC staff condemned to 1 year in prison for bribery

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Two ex-employees of Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission were Tuesday condemned to one year in prison after they were found guilty of soliciting for a bribe.

Senior Principal Magistrate Felix Combo gave Mr Felix Nzomo Matilda and Mr Frederick Omanya an choice of paying penalty totalling to Sh800,000.
Mr Mutinda was directed to pay a monetary fine of Sh500,000 after he was Fund guilty of two counts whereas Mr Omanya will part with a fine of Sh300,000 for one count of receiving a bride.
While passing the sentence, Mr Kombo inform although the duo were first offenders and held junior positions at EACH, their action subject the commission to public mockery and disdain.

According to accusation sheet in court the two are said to have solicited a bribe of Sh180,000 from Ms Judith Kashem Omuonyi as an incentive to provide her company is not disqualified from the list of pre-qualified suppliers for the EACC.

On second count Mr Mutinda is said to have got Sh50,000 as incentive not to cancel LIPO for supply of cameras to EACH. M romania was blamed of receiving Sh28,000 bribe.

The court directed that Sh150,000 each of the two deposited in court as cash collateral, be used as part of the compensation of the fine.