Former Kasarani MP John Chege was on Friday, May 29, found guilty of receiving Ksh 100,000 bribe from a contractor to facilitate payment of Ksh 3.3 Million.
The court case that first commenced in 2013 finally came to a conclusion with the MP receiving a Ksh1.3 Million fine.
Delivering the ruling, Chief Magistrate Lawrence Mugambi said the MP risked serving a one-year jail term in the event that he failed to pay the fine.
Chege was first arraigned in 2013 before the Anti-Corruption Court in Milimani while still in office, becoming the first lawmaker in the 11th Parliament to be charged over corruption allegations.
Accusations leveled against the legislator indicated that he had solicited a bribe of Ksh100,000 from Abdirahman Mohamed Abdullahi as an inducement to facilitate payment of Sh3.3 million for a completed Baba Dogo Secondary School tuition block.
The ex-MP allegedly solicited the bribe on three separate occasions.
While giving his testimony in court, Abdullahi stated that he reported the matter to EACC where he was given treated money of Ksh 100,000 and a tape recorder.
He then, together with the EACC officials, recorded the transaction between him and the former MP