A Chief in Kisumu county is being detained over allegations of demanding a bribe from a family in the location under her watch.

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The Kisumu West location administrator reportedly demanded a Sh7,700 bribe to sign land documents for the family.

According to the complainant, the local administrator wanted Sh2,200 to fill a form given to the family by the department of lands in a succession matter.

Later on, she allegedly demanded for an extra Sh5,500 to write a confirmation letter,  before her arrest by officers from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) Kisumu office.

EACC detectives nabbed the accused while receiving the bribe following a tip off on Wednesday, an incident that was confirmed by regional EACC director Ignatius Wekesa.

Wekesa added that the accused had refused to sign the papers until she is given the money.

"We  received a complaint from a resident of the said location, who claimed  the administrator had refused to sign a form  which had been issued by  the lands department, until she is given bribe to write a confirmation letter to help the complainant’s family to process a land transfer," Wekesa told the Standard.

The administrator is expected to be arraigned in court for bribery charges.