A new twist has emerged in the graft case involving Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu that saw his homes raided by EACC detectives, got arrested and was later on released on an Anticipatory Bail of Sh500, 000.
New twist in multi-million graft case involving Governor Waititu
In a report by Nation, the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) has filed a complaint against Kiambu Principal Magistrate Brian Khaemba with the Judicial Service Commission (JSC).
According to the Anti-graft body boss Twalib Mbarak, hey have credible information that the Magistrate was on sick leave on the day he issued the anticipatory bail to Governor Waititu and he only showed up in court to hear the application before he left.
“The Commission received credible information that the said Brian Khaemba was on sick off on that… that he only appeared… to hear the application and thereafter left the station,” said a letter by the EACC.
This comes barely a week after EACC detectives raided the Kiambu County Governor’s homes in Runda in search of evidence of graft reported in his County.
They later on arrested the governor and took him in for questioning at the EACC headquarters where he was interrogated for more than six hours.
In a statement, EACC said it was investigating claims of irregular award of tenders worth Sh588 million to companies associated with the governor and his immediate family.
He was also accused of fraudulent acquisition of public funds, conflict of interest and money laundering.
“Preliminary investigations show that contractors paid monies to senior county officials, their companies or relatives through proxies,” read part of the EACC statement.
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