Ten Mombasa county MCAs from health committee have today evening recorded statement with the Ethics and Anti-corruption Commission EACC, following bribery claims in a beverage manufacturing company in Kikambala area in Kilifi County.
Speaking to journalists in Mombasa county EACC regional boss Simon Pkukat Cherpka confirmed that the MCAs were directed to record statement after EACC detectives received tip off that they were in the process of demanding bribe from Coco Cola Company.
However, the MCAs through their committee chairman Swaleh Kibwana dismissed claims insisted that they had only visited the plant after impurities was discovered in some of Dasani water bottles that had been sold to the county of Mombasa .
On the other hand, he said that they had been accompanied by legal and health officials to inspect the plant and to determine whether the bottled water from the company was contaminated and if it posed any risk to the public.
He said that they were shocked when Anti-corruption officials pounced on them , claiming they had demanded Ksh 1m to clear the company.
They also accused the anti corruption of trying to intimidate them by picking Ksh 110,000 belonging to a section of MCAs.
They were all allowed to go away after record statement at anti corruption headquarters in Mombasa.