An Auctioneer with Keysyan Auctioneers, an agency engaged by the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA), has been arrested in connection to allegations of demanding a bribe.
Detectives smoked him out from a garage in Utawala on Thursday and booked him at Kilimani Police Station pending arraignment, yesterday, Friday, morning.
Appearing before Milimani Anti-Corruption Magistrate Hon. Kagure Nyutu, the suspect denied the offence.
Details of the accusation indicate that Oburut on November 26, 2020, at Ruiru Mabati Factory Ltd Showroom within Kiambu County, improperly requested a financial advantage of Sh2 million from the complainant.
The amount was to facilitate writing off tax arrears of Sh19,456,309 owed to KRA. The amount was demanded from a private company.
The Court released him on a bond of Sh1 million or Sh500,000 cash bail.
The matter will be mentioned on 5th October 2023.
EACC said the suspect has been on the run since December 2022 when the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) concurred with recommendations of EACC to prosecute him.
The suspect, who was out on police bail pending investigations defied EACC summons to appear for plea-taking and instead disappeared in December 2022.