BY CORRESPONDENT,MOMBASA,22ND AUG 2018-Nairobi businessman Praful Kumar has denied three counts related to bribery.This after he appeared before Mombasa Principal Magistrate Henry Nyakweba on Wednesday .
The businessman was arrested on August 20 by Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) officers when he allegedly attempted to bribe Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko.
The charge sheet bearing the charges says Kumar was charged for attempting to offer Sonko Sh5 million, offering Sh1 million to him and third charge was giving the governor Sh1 million at his Kanamai residence in Kilifi County.
Kumar wanted to get approval of a hotel which is under construction on plot LR 91/239 in Nairobi’ Gigiri area.
The hotel has been identified as Grand Manor in Gigiri near the United Nation offices.
He will spend a third night at the Port Police Station as Magistrate Nyakweba is expected to make a ruling on his bond application on Thursday morning.