MP pushes to hand corruption convicts life sentence

Kiharu MP Ndindi Nyoro is proposing life imprisonment for corrupt public officials. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Kiharu MP Ndindi Nyoro is a sentence similar to those of people convicted of capital offences such as murder, and robbery with violence.
  • The MP also wants forfeiture of property and enhanced fines. He says this is aimed at reducing the  high levels of corruption in the public service.

  • The MP also wants timelines introduced in the law so that all corruption cases be heard and determined within three months.

Individuals convicted of corruption offences could be in for tough times as MPs push for life imprisonment in the proposed changes to the Anti- Corruption and Economic Crimes Act.

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