DCI makes dramatic arrest, pursues judge as politician goes into hiding

200 Million lost in corrupt dealings

DPP Noordin Haji. DCI officers have arrested Tom Ojienda in relation to alleged corrupt dealings at Mumias Sugar Company

The office of the Director of Public Prosecution has swung into action with a dramatic arrest and are currently pursuing a judge in the ongoing war against graft.

On Friday, DCI operatives dramatically arrested lawyer Tom Ojienda in Nairobi CBD and a raided the home of top city politician linked to the collapse of Mumias Sugar Company.

The Friday drama saw Ojienda’s car clamped before he was driven to DCI headquarters in Kiambu.

A source familiar with the ongoing investigations was quoted stating that “We have been to his houses but he is not there. He was spotted in the city in the morning but it seems he got wind of this and went under”.

Reports indicate that the arrests are in connection with Sh 200million that was allegedly lost in corrupt deals.

The DCI are also closing in on a Court of Appeal judge who handled cases related to the troubled sugar miller while in private practice.

“We will seek to talk to the judge through JSC. The ultimate goal is prosecution which will happen after all,” the source revealed.

Also caught up in the mix is lawyer Paul Wanyama who was arrested in Ngong town.

Evans Kidero reign at Mumias and Ojienda under siege

Former Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero resigned from Mumias Sugar Company where he was at the helm before venturing in politics.

Ojienda on the other hand has found himself on the receiving end amidst claims of tax evasions.

The seasoned lawyer is listed among those who reportedly failed to give the tax man his dues in cash amounting to hundreds of millions of shillings.

The case is standing between him and his quest to secure a seat at the Judicial Service Commission with KRA denying him tax clearance certificate.

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