Shock as 3 senior CHINESE officials are among those arrested in connection to multi-million SGR ticketing scandal

Sunday November 25, 2018-Detectives from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) and Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) have arrested three senior Chinese officials and their four Kenya counterparts involved in new multi-million Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) ticket scandal.

The seven were arrested on Friday in Mombasa as the Chinese officials tried to bribe DCI sleuths with Ksh500,000 to stop investigations into the scandal.

They are held at Port Police Station in Mombasa awaiting their trial on Monday.

Confirming the arrests, Mombasa EACC boss, George Ojowi, revealed the Chinese expected in court are the officers’ in-charge of transport at the Mombasa terminal, the security officer and a translator, who had colluded with their Kenyan counterparts to fleece Kenyans.

The ticketing scam involves manipulating the booking system operated by CRBC staff to split the ticket revenue between the Chinese railway operator and the cartel of insiders.


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