Karen Ward MCA David Mberia, is on the verge of losing his county assembly seat after being sentenced to 3 years in jail, for receiving a Ksh. 1.7 m bribe, from a private school.
Mberia was given an alternative fine of 700,000 Sh to secure his release. The Court also barred Mberia from holding a public office as an MCA.
The MCA may however seek to appeal the ruling at the court in order to keep his seat until next year.
During the hearing , anti_Corruption Chief Magistrate Thomas Nzioka said that the accused was given treated money by EACC detectives.
While convicting Mberia, the Magistrate said the charge of asking for a bribe which was expressed in Sheng was proved through the testimony of an investigating officer.
“The word was used in a clever way to request for a bribe of mita moja”.The investigating officer told the court.
The other two Jared Okode of Mathare North Ward and Abraham Mwangi of Woodley were let off the hook after the Court said that the DPP failed to prove its case beyond reasonable doubt.
The Magistrate ruled that the the prosecution failed to provide enough evidence against Okode and Mwangi.
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