EACC ARRESTS NMS SENIOR OFFICER FOR DEMANDING A BRIBE

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The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission(EACC) has arrested Mr. Daniel Omido, a Senior Officer working with the Nairobi Metropolitan Services as an Administrative Officer for Health for demanding a bribe of KES. 400,000.00 in order to approve online applications relating testing and issuing certificates to food handlers within the Nairobi Metropolitan Area.

The Commission conducted an operation and the suspect was arrested at Uchumi House Building after he corruptly received part of the demanded bribe amounting to KES. 200,000. The Commission recovered this amount for the Suspect’s shopping bag. The Suspect was escorted to EACC Integrity Centre Police Station for processing.

The arrest arose from investigations following a report that was filed with the Commission on 7th September 2022. The complainant alleged that his company Quality Plus Laboratory and Consultancy Services was awarded a two-year food handlers examination contract by the Nairobi City County Government under Nairobi Metropolitan Services from May 2022 to May 2024. The purpose was to test food handlers in Hotels and eateries before issuance of certificates by the Nairobi county Government Health Department in Dagorreti North, Kasarani and Kamkunji sub-Counties.

It is reported that the application by the handlers is done online using the NMS portal, where applicants pay Kshs. 250.00 to KRA, while the approval is also done online by the County Staff Officers at Nyayo House, then referred to the appropriate laboratories for testing.

Mr. Omido the demanded the KES. 400,000 bribe to be paid today, Monday, 12th September 2022 to facilitate approval of applications in the portal.

Following investigations, EACC conducted an operation which led to arrest of the suspect while receiving part of the bribe amounting KES. 200,000

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