May 22, 2024

Three former governors to be arrested; EACC

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Three former governors to be arrested; EACC

EACC reveals three former governors; Waititu, Sonko, and Lenolkulal facing arrest to answer to graft charges

EACC reveals three former governors; Waititu, Sonko, and Lenolkulal facing arrest to answer to graft charges.

Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) on Sunday, May 12, announced that former Governors, Moses Lenolkulal Kesaine (Samburu), Ferdinand  Waititu (Kiambu), and Mike Mbuvi Sonko (Nairobi) will have graft cases mentioned in the coming week. 

Waititu alongside 13 others is set to appear in court and be charged with conflict of interest and abuse of office. 

The 14 will also answer charges of dealing with suspect property.

Waititu is being accused of receiving Ksh25 million during his time as governor with respect to payments made to a contractor for a tender awarded by the County Government of Kiambu.

In Lenolkulal’s case, the former county chief, alongside 13 others has been accused of conspiracy to commit an offence of corruption, and abuse of office. He has also been accused of conflict of interest.

“Allegations relate to the unlawful payment of Ksh84.8 million for fuel supplied to the County Government of Samburu by an enterprise that belonged to Kesaine,” it was reported.

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Sonko will also have his case mentioned where he has been accused with three others due to alleged past dealings while he was the Nairobi Governor. 

The former governor whose case is up for mention is being charged with conflict of interest while serving as county boss.

“Allegations relate to embezzlement of public funds in the sum of Ksh24.1 million from Nairobi City County Government,” his charge sheet reads. 

Other governors who have cases with EACC include Wycliffe Oparanya (Kakamega) and Mwangi wa Iria (Murang’a). 

The governors in their defence have stated that the cases are politically motivated. 

EACC Chief Executive Officer Twalib Mbarak has on the other hand remarked that the institution will recover all stolen public funds regardless of the stature of accused persons.

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