Governor summoned by EACC today

Governor in fresh trouble

EACC summons Elgeyo-Marakwet Governor Alex Tolgos

Elgeyo-Marakwet Governor Alex Tolgos is a wanted man after the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) released summons on him.

Governor Tolgos will report to the EACC headquarters at Integrity House on Thursday where he is expected to respond to claims of irregularities in the award of a Sh200 million fuel tender.

The Governor confirmed that he had indeed been served by the EACC, however, he claimed not to be aware of the details of the summons.

Governor Tolgos on EACC

He also dismissed alarm over the summons saying that the EACC often calls on county bosses to clarify on matters in line with its mandate.

"It is true I’ve been summoned to appear before the EACC but I don’t know exactly for what reason.

"Almost all counties get letters from EACC requesting some information. We’ve been able to deliver all the information they require. We are readily available to avail all the data they require," the Governor told reporters.

The Governor is said to have awarded various multi-million tenders to companies that he owns.

"The commission has been conducting investigations into allegations of procurement irregularities by the County Government of Elgeyo Marakwet during financial years 2014/2015, 2015/2016, 2016/2017 and 2017/2018.

"We have information alleging you are a director of Kobcom Petroleum Limited which supplied petroleum products to the county government of Elgeyo-Marakwet during the same period," a letter by EACC CEO Twalib Mbarak read in part.

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