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.
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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