Mathare North location Chief Paul Ngugi before Nairobi Anti-corruption court where for two years in jail or pay a Sh250,000 fine.
BY SAM ALFAN.
A senior chief found guilty of demanding bribes to help Somalis get Kenyan IDs will spend two years in jail or pay a Sh250,000 fine.
Paul Ngugi of Mathare North location was convicted of asking Eastleigh residents in Nairobi, to give him bribes so that he could help them obtain letters of introduction for registration as Kenyan citizens.
Eastleigh is dominated by persons of Somali origin some of whom do not possess proper documents for registration as Kenyan citizens.
Chief Ngugi was fined Sh150,000 for asking for a Sh25,00 bribe, and Sh100,000 for receiving a Sh20,000 bribe.
He appeared before chief magistrate Doreen Mulekiu at Milimani law courts on Friday.
Ngugi was arrested in 2014 during a sting operation by EACC officers targeting government officials in the area who facilitate the registration of foreigners.
He was charged with asking for a bribe from Roda Mohamud on October 10 that year.
Roda told the court that the chief asked for a bribe from her as a kickback to issue her with letters of introduction for her two cousins, Maulid Mohamed Noor and Najib Mohamed.
Before his arrest, Ngugi had been a chief in the last four years.
By the time of this publication, Nairobi Times also spotted Ngugi outside Milimani law court with with his family.