Two Catholic University Students Risk Jail Term for Corruption

Two Catholic University Students Risk Jail Term for Corruption

Two Catholic University law students risk a jail term of eight months for offering their registrar a bribe to induce him to help them graduate without attaining the required qualifications.

Academic Affairs Registrar Caleb Opwara reported to the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission that the fourth year students — Jecinta Kiguru and Joan Wanjiru – had offered him Shs.500,000. Investigators set a trap and arrested them moments after giving the registrar a down payment of Shs10,000 to facilitate the fraud.

The students first appeared in court on 28th October, 2016 where they were charged with five counts relating to corruption. They returned to the Milimani Anti-Corruption Court on 12th April this year where they were found guilty and sentenced as follows:

COUNT I:

Conspiracy to commit an offence of Corruption Contrary to Section 47(a) as read with Section 48(1) of the Anti-Corruption and Economic Crimes Act No.3 Of 2003.

Fine of Kshs.60,000 each or eight months’ imprisonment in default.

COUNT II:

Corruptly offering a benefit contrary to Section 39(3)(b) as read with Section 48(1) of the Anti-Corruption and Economic Crimes Act No.3 Of 2003.

Fine of  Kshs.60,000 each or eight months’ imprisonment in default.

COUNT III:

Corruptly offering a benefit contrary to Section 39(3) (b) as read with Section 48(1) of the Anti-Corruption and Economic Crimes Act No.3 Of 2003.

Fine of Kshs.60,000 each , in default 8 months imprisonment in default.

COUNT IV:

Corruptly offering a benefit contrary to Section 39(3) (b) as read with Section 48(1) of the Anti-Corruption and Economic Crimes Act No.3 Of 2003.

Fine of Kshs.60,000 each or eight months’ imprisonment in default.

COUNT V:

Corruptly giving a benefit contrary to Section 39(3) (b) as read with Section 48(1) of the Anti-Corruption and Economic Crimes Act No.3 Of 2003.

Fine of Kshs.60,000.00 each or eight months’ imprisonment in default.

The students were required to Shs. 300,000 each or risk going to jail for eight months.

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