on the run

The Star (Kenya) - - News -

Na­manga as­sis­tant county com­mis­sioner Alex Nakamet is on the run af­ter he was charged with de­mand­ing and re­ceiv­ing a bribe from mem­bers of a group who had sought his as­sis­tance.

A war­rant of ar­rest was is­sued against him af­ter he failed to ap­pear in court to face cor­rup­tion and abuse of of­fice charges. He is charged on four counts of cor­ruptly so­lic­it­ing and re­ceiv­ing a ben­e­fit from Ntuy­ota Mara­sua.

Nakamet was ar­rested by the EACC de­tec­tives on Novem­ber 1, in his of­fice. He al­legedly re­ceived Sh50,000 as part of the Sh100,000 he had de­manded from mem­bers of Mailua Group Ranch to as­sist them re­solve a dis­pute be­tween ri­val camps. The group ranch mem­bers re­ported the mat­ter to the EACC’s Lower Eastern re­gional of­fice, who set up a sting op­er­a­tion dur­ing in which Nakamet was given treated money and ar­rested in his of­fice. The money he re­ceived was re­cov­ered from his drawer.

It is sus­pected he might have crossed the bor­der into Tan­za­nia to avoid ar­rest.

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