CIVIL SERVANT TO SERVE TWO YEARS JAIL TERM OVER ABUSE OF OFFICE.

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Gabriel Irungu Mburu before Nairobi Anti corruption Court on Friday November 18.2016.
BY SAM ALFAN.

A 57 year old former civil servant has been jailed for two years by the Anti-corruption court after he was found guilty of abuse of Office and failure to comply with tendering regulations.

Gabriel Irungu who was working at City hall as the Nairobi County City Works officer, was accused of using his office to improperly confer a benefit on Mwea Enterprise Limited by authorising the said company to commence works for office refurbishment on March 5, 2012.

He also faced another charge of failing to comply with tendering regulations where he was accused that as a project manager in public service, he wilfully failed to comply with the law, by authorizing Mwea Enterprise limited to commence refurbishment of offices in Embarkment plaza without subjecting the tender to a competitive bidder.

He was given the option of paying a Sh1.4 million fine or serve a two year jail term.

While sentencing him, Senior Principal Magistrate Daniel Ochienja said that no monetary amount was mentioned in the charge sheet, so no taxpayer’s money was lost in the process.

He was a government employee for 30 years

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