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Former mayor of China sentenced to death for corruption in Kenya

Kenya's capital Nairobi, May 31, 2017. viaa VOA

Corruption in Kenya has skyrocketed as more and more Chinese are coming to the country taking local jobs.

The former vice mayor of the city Lyuliang has been sentenced to death due to his corrupt way that has been tied to Kenya.

CGTN states “Zhang Zhongsheng, former vice mayor of Lyuliang City in north China’s Shanxi Province.

He was sentenced to death on Wednesday for taking bribes, the Intermediate People’s Court of Linfen in Shanxi Province said.

According to the court, Zhang received bribes in cash and property worth a total of 1.04 billion yuan (165 million US dollars) from 1997 to 2013.

Apart from being sentenced to death, Zhang has also been deprived of all his political rights for life and all of his properties are forfeited.”

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