Governor Waititu arrested

Waititu picked up at his Runda home

Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu

Detectives attached to the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) have arrested Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu after more than six hours of questioning on allegations of corruption.

The EACC sleuths raided Waititu's two homes in Runda and in Garden Estate on Thursday morning where they are also reported to have searched for documents relating to ongoing investigations.

After more than six hours of the search and interrogations that also included his wife, Susand Ndung'u, Waititu was arrested and taken to the EACC headquarters.

The Kiambu county boss has recently been on the spot over allegations of mega corruption in his administration.

His opponents have accused him of being on a buying out spree for prime property in Nairobi and questioned the source of the funds.

Waititu recently addressed the claims saying the claims of corruption were politically instigated and that he could account for his wealth which he said he had accumulated long before becoming Kiambu Governor.

The governor had also grabbed national headlines after it emerged the county had a budget for controversial allocations such as the South Sudan peace process and a retirement fund for retired Presidents.

The Auditor General has since explained that the matter was caused by a technical hitch in the IFMIS system.

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