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Two city MCAs arrested for asking Sh500k bribe from school owner

Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) detectives have arrested two members of the Nairobi County Assembly over Sh500, 000 bribery allegations.

Jared Okoth of Mathare North Ward and David Mberia of Karen Ward were arrested by detectives on Friday morning.

The two, who are members of the Culture and Social Services Committee, were arrested in connection to  demanding the bribe from the owners of Kiragu Waichahi School.

The school is owned by a former Nairobi councilor Josephat Kiragu Waichahi.

Kiragu Waichahi School, located in Eastleigh South Ward, has in the past been embroidered in a land ownership tussle with area MCA.

In 2015, then Eastleigh South Ward Nelson Masiga Marakalu was charged with incitement to violence, malicious damage to property and theft.

The MCA was accused of inciting residents to destroy Kiragu Waichahi School property on claims that it was build on a public public meant for a school.

Masiga was charged with destroying part of a perimeter wall, gate, window glasses and equipment valued at Sh3.3 million.