Nairobi County Workers Union Officials In Court Over Sh 200,000 Bribe Released On Bail

by Mahakamani News
Benson Olianga Oriaro Union secretary general and his deputy John Benard Murioki  before court in the past

Top officials of  Nairobi City County Workers Union had solicited  for  Sh200,000 to assist a colleague to be included with other workers to  demand for delayed salaries for the month November 17, the court heard.

Benson Olianga Oriaro who is a  Union Secretary General,  is accused on 16th of October 2017 , being a employed by Nairobi City County Government of Nairobi as artisan II and being Secretary of Nairobi County Workers Union, requested for a financial advantage of Kshs. 200,000 from Joab Odhiambo claiming he would influence Nairobi City County Workers union to engage in a scheduled parade to city hall to demand for their delayed September 2017 salary a matter related to the affairs of the said public body.

A witness Job Ogolla  told Anti Corruption Chief Magistrate Douglas Ogoti, that, the accused Benson Olianga Oriaro Union secretary general and his deputy John Benard Murioki received Sh 50,000 but were nabbed by officers from EACC.

After  the arrest the  two suspects were taken to the EACC offices where recorded statements before being arraigned in court.

The witness produced money that was recovered from the accused plus recorded  discussion

They have denied the criminal charge. There attempt to seek adjournment was rejected and the corruption case ordered to proceed.

The  duo according to the prosecution allegedly committed the offence on 16 and 17  October  2017 at  Nairobi County.

The  accused   are out on a cash bail of Sh 200,000 or alternative bond of  Sh 500,000 and reporting  to  Anti- corruption commission every  Friday of each month.

Oriaro is a also facing another charge of receiving bribe.

Prosecution also alleged that Benson Olianga Oriaro and John Bernard Muriuki  (Deputy Secretary General) on 17th October last year being employed by Nairobi City County Government as artisan II and data collector planning respectively the secretary and deputy secretary of Nairobi City County Workers Union , jointly received a financial advantage of Kshs. 50,000 from Joab Odhiambo claiming he would influence Nairobi City County Workers not to engage in a scheduled parade.


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