Zambian Sentenced for Receiving Bribe from Bulgarian Company

Crime | February 23, 2007, Friday // 00:00

A former Zambian high-ranking government official was sentenced to five years in prison for receiving bribes, the biggest of which was given by a Bulgarian pharmaceutical company.

Kashiva Bulaia, who is a former Secretary of the country's Health Ministry, was found guilty on receiving three of the charges. One of them is that Bulaia received a bribe of around USD 250,000 from a Bulgarian company, which wanted to be granted a permission to import the Elexir-9 medicine in Zambia.

The accused has committed the crimes in the period 1996-2001 while still on the post in the Health Ministry.

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