Key suspect in the Sh2 Billion corruption probe arrested

He will be arraigned in court on Monday

The vehicle that Jared Kwaga, the key suspect in the Sh2 billion corruption and ally of Migori Governor Okoth Obado was driving when he was arrested in Kisumu

Police have arrested Jared Kwaga, the key suspect in the Sh2 billion corruption probe targeting Migori Governor Okoth Obado.

The suspect told journalists that he “was apprehended by officers who said they were in the Special Crimes Unit and locked up at the Central Police Station cells”.

Kwaga is a key suspect in an ongoing probe in which the Migori County boss is accused of using proxies, including his relatives, to siphon Sh2 billion from the county's coffers and diverting it to the accounts of his family members.

According to an affidavit filed in court by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC), seven members of Obado’s family and proxies registered 16 companies and secured multimillion tenders from the county government.

The individuals were identified as Mr Kwaga, Ms Christine Ochola, Ms Carolyne Ochola, Mr Joram Otieno, Mr Patroba Otieno, Ms Penina Otago and Mr Robert Okeyo.

Reports indicate that he was apprehended on Friday evening in Kisumu while driving a Toyota Prado v8 registration number KCF 346 Y which according to the police, did not bear the correct registration details.

Kisumu Central police boss Noah Katumo confirmed the arrest, stating that investigations had been launched and the suspect would be arraigned in court on Monday.

"We are conducting investigations to establish his intentions for using a vehicle with a wrong number plate," Katumo said.

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