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City businessman arrested for trying to bribe Sonko with Sh1 million

Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) officers on Monday evening arrested a Nairobi businessman for allegedly attempting to bribe Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko.

The businessman identified as Praful Kumar, was seeking for the approval of Grand Monar Hotel in Gigiri, Nairobi, which is under construction.

The Nairobi County government had on August 16, 2018 stopped the building of the hotel.

Kumar had gone to Governor Sonko’s home in Kanamai, Kilifi County with Sh1 million.

“We have made an arrest today evening. The suspected wanted to bribe Governor Sonko with a sum of Sh1 million to get approval for a hotel which is under construction in Nairobi,” said EACC.

“He had brought bundle of cash with him and we have counted the money and confirmed it is Sh1 million. We are now interrogating him and we will book him at the nearest police station as we continue with the due process,” said EACC Lower Coast Regional Head, George Ojowi.

The suspect will be taken to court on Wednesday.