It’s reported that 15 city council officers were arrested by EACC officials for taking bribe.
The exercise was conducted between 11 and 11.30 in the morning in Industrial area, Ngara, Westlands and Kirinyaga and River roads in Nairobi.
The commission’s Chief Executive Officer Halakhe Waqo confirmed that some Sh 128,417 was recovered from them.
“Some of the money recovered was the commission’s money that was covertly used in the operation,” Mr Waqo said in a statement to the media.
He said the commission was processing the matter and would forward the suspects case files to the Director of Public Prosecutions Keriako Tobiko, for action.
The suspects were grilled by at the commission offices for more than four hours before they were released at 6 o’clock.
Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero commended the commission’s bold step to help the county deal with corruption within its officers.
“The City officers who have been arrested have been suspended with immediate effect and will be interdicted if found guilty,” said the governor in a statement by Director of Communication Walter Mong’are.
He sought to assure Nairobi residents that the Governor’s office is fully committed in the fight against corruption.
“We will continue to encourage our employees to focus on quality service delivery that is not compromised because it’s a right of the citizens,” Dr Kidero said.
Source : Nairobi News