BRIBERY CASE AGAINST MP PUSHED TO AUGUST.

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BY SAM ALFAN.

A corruption case against Bonchari Member of Parliament Robert Pavel Obwoto Oimeke, who has denied soliciting for a bribe from a businessman has been pushed to next month.

Trial Magistrate Peter Ooko directed the case to be heard on August 13 when another witness is expected to testify. The witness set to testify is a former Energy Regulatory Authority Director General.

The charges against Oimeke stated that on December 2, last year being EPRA boss, he asked for a Sh500,000 bribe from Wycliffe Odhiambo Oyoo.

The message was sent through WhatsApp for purposes of authorising the re-opening of Nyang’inja Filling station in Oyugis in Homa Bay County.

The prosecution told the court that on December 10, Oimeke received a bribe of Sh100,000 from Oyoo so that he could authorize the unsealing and opening of the said petrol station.

He is out after depositing cash bail of Sh200,000 in court to secure his release. 

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