The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission(EACC) has arrested Mr Daniel Omido, a senior officer working with the Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS) as an Administrative Officer for Health for allegedly demanding a bribe of Ksh400,000 in order to approve online applications relating testing and issuing certificates to food handlers within the Nairobi Metropolitan Area.
The suspect was arrested at Uchumi House after he allegedly received part of the demanded bribe amounting to Ksh200,000.
The Commission recovered the amount for the suspect’s shopping bag. The Suspect was escorted to EACC Integrity Centre Police Station for processing.
The arrest follows a report that was filed with EACC on September 7, 2022. The complainant alleged that his company, Quality Plus Laboratory and Consultancy Services, was awarded a two-year food handlers examination contract by the Nairobi City County Government under Nairobi Metropolitan Services from May 2022 to May 2024. The purpose was to test food handlers in Hotels and eateries before the issuance of certificates by the Nairobi county Government Health Department in Dagorreti North, Kasarani and Kamkunji sub-Counties.
NMS online application
It is reported that the application by the handlers is done online using the NMS portal, where applicants pay Ksh250 to the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA), while the approval is also done online by the County staff officers at Nyayo House, then referred to the appropriate laboratories for testing.
Mr Omido is said to have demanded the Ksh400,000 bribe to be paid on Monday, September 12, 2022, to facilitate approval of applications in the portal.
"Following investigations, EACC has today 12th September 2022, conducted an operation which led to arrest of the suspect while receiving part of the bribe amounting Ksh200,000," EACC said in a statement.