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Former Governors Waititu, Sonko and Lenolkulal to Answer to Graft Charges


On Sunday, Could 12, the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Fee (EACC) introduced that former Governors, Moses Lenolkulal Kesaine (Samburu), Ferdinand  Waititu (Kiambu) and Mike Mbuvi Sonko (Nairobi) may have graft circumstances talked about within the coming week. 

Waititu alongside 13 others is ready to seem in courtroom and be charged with battle of curiosity and abuse of workplace. 

The 14 can even reply costs of coping with suspect property.

Waititu is being accused of receiving Ksh25 million throughout his time as governor with respect to funds made to a contractor for a young awarded by the County Authorities of Kiambu.

Former Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu in November 24, 2020

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Ferdinand Waititu

In Lenolkulal’s case, the previous county chief, alongside 13 others has been accused of conspiracy to commit an offence of corruption, and abuse of workplace. He has additionally been accused of battle of curiosity.

“Allegations relate to the illegal cost of Ksh84.8 million for gas equipped to the County Authorities of Samburu by an enterprise that belonged to Kesaine,” it was reported.

Sonko can even have his case talked about the place he has been accused with three others on account of alleged previous dealings whereas he was the Nairobi Governor. 

The previous governor whose case is up for point out is being charged with battle of curiosity whereas serving as county boss.

“Allegations relate to embezzlement of public funds within the sum of Ksh24.1 million from Nairobi Metropolis County Authorities,” his cost sheet reads. 

Different governors who’ve circumstances with EACC embody Wycliffe Oparanya (Kakamega) and Mwangi wa Iria (Murang’a). 

The governors of their defence have acknowledged that the circumstances are politically motivated. 

EACC Chief Government Officer Twalib Mbarak has alternatively remarked that the establishment will get well all stolen public funds whatever the stature of accused individuals.

Former Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya at a rally in Kakamega County on August 20, 2020.

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Wycliffe Oparanya



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