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How Much Kenyans Might Pay for Not Reporting Bribery Cases

Besuza 06/25/2020

According to a new Bribery Act amendment that is yet to be proposed by the Parliament, the culture of reporting bribery cases in Kenya will not only be meant for the state officials but it would highly involve all Kenyans and any form of bribery related activities will be punished.  

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In this move, the national government wants to strictly handle the high corruption and bribery cases in Kenya after proposing an amendment to the section 14 of the Bribery Act. In this way, responsibility will be everyone's business. 

According to Tuko.co.ke, former National Assembly Majority leader Hon Aden Duale came up and tabled the amendment before the National Assembly. The amendment outlines that Kenyans might face kshs 5 million fine or to prison sentence of a term not exceeding 10 years oif both if they engage in bribery activities or if they fail to report bribery cases. 

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It read, “Any person who is convicted of an offence under this Act, for which no penalty is expressly provided, shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding KSh 5 million or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding ten years, or to both."

If at all the amendment goes through, the Bribery Act will make sure that everyone is held accountable and responsible for reporting bribery and graft cases and not the state officers like it is currently. It will also ensure that all Kenyans don't engage in bribery activities of any level. 

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Source; Tuko.co.ke

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