The Lusaka Magistrates’ Court has sentenced a male nurse at the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) to 18 months imprisonment for corrupt practices involving K300, 000 (KR 300).
Lusaka Magistrate Lameck Ng’ambi found Liywali Kashweka guilty of corrupt practices by a public officer contrary to the Laws of Zambia and sentenced him to 18 Months with hard labour with effect from the conviction date, 26th March 2013.
Details of the offence are that Kashweka, on 2nd June 2011 corruptly solicited for and received K300, 000 (KR300) from Clement Andeleki as an inducement or reward for him to facilitate the issuance of a medical report for a certain Ochiwe Muchuzi, contrary to Section 19 (1) of the Anti-Corruption Act No. 38 of 2010.
This is contained in a statement issued to ZANIS in Lusaka today by the Anti-Corruption Commission Acting Spokesperson Queen Chibwe.
Ms Chibwe said Kashweka was arrested after a tip-off which led Anti-Corruption Commission Officers to the scene.
Ms Chibwe has since appealed to public officers to desist from engaging in corrupt practices, but instead strive to promote integrity, transparency and accountability within their institutions.