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DPP forced to explain Nairobi MCA David Mberia’s court fine

The Office of the Director of Public Prosecution (ODPP) was forced to explain why Nairobi MCA David Mberia was fined less than what he benefited from as a bribe.

The confirmation follows a story done by The Star who claimed that the MCA was fined Ksh 700,000 or face three years in jail after receiving Ksh 1.7 million as a bribe from a private school.

“Court bars Karen Ward MCA David Mberia from holding public office fines him Sh700,000 or three-year jail term for requesting and receiving Sh1.7 million bribe from a private school.” Said The Star.

Questions have risen as to why the MCA was fined less than what he pocketed meaning that he has gained from the bribe in the first place.

“First of all; A bribe must lead to a mandatory prison sentence. Here David Mberia has made a “profit” of 1 million. Secondly; Wasn’t there a “formula” used in the Walukhe Case? Whatever happened to the formula?” asked Dictator Watch.

In response to the question, ODPP confirmed that the MCA solicited Ksh 1 million, then later half a million but eventually received Ksh 200,000 treated money from EACC. Given the calculation, the MCA has not benefited at all.

“Kindly view our tweet for a true reflection of the accounts. He solicited for 1 million, then later half a million as part payment, and eventually received 200k of treated money from EACC as part of the operation. Amount gained from transaction =zero, fine =700k.” Said ODPP

Berryl Achieng
Kenyan news interests me a lot but I also keep tabs on other news making headlines in Africa and around the world.

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