A court in Vihiga County has sentenced a nurse to three months in jail for taking bribes from patients.
Clinton Matara, according to the county health department, was arrested after complaints that he was minting money from patients through bribes at the Vihiga County Hospital.
The health officer is said to have collected bribes amounting to Sh8,700 from four patients after a trap was laid by Dr. Mary Anyenda, the Chief Health Officer at the Vihiga County Hospital, who disguised himself as the medic on duty.
Matara will no longer serve with the county or the national government as stipulated in Section 16 of the Bribery Act, which says, “Any person other than a natural person who is convicted of bribery shall be disqualified from transacting business with the national or county governments in Kenya for a period of ten years after conviction.”
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