Detective involved in the manhunt for Waititu and his wife reveals latest developments as the couple goes into hiding

Where could Waititu and his wife be?

Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu

Kiambu governor Ferdinand Waititu has gone into hiding with police stepping up efforts to arrest him over massive corruption in the county.

Both the governor and his wife did not spend the night at any of their homes where detectives were on stand-by, ready to pounce on them.

Reports indicate that the county boss went into hiding on Friday evening shortly after the Director of Public Prosecutions ordered for his arrest and has not seen in public.

A detective involved in the manhunt confirmed to Capital FM that they have been looking for the governor since Friday evening without much success.

Detectives have been to his homes ready to pounce on him and his wife while others are reported to be searching for him across Nairobi and neighbouring Kiambu where it is believed he could be.

“Officers have been checking at his homes but he is not there.” Confirmed the detective.

“We are still looking for him, he has not been traced since Friday night,” he added.

If arrested, Waititu and his wife could spend the entire weekend in police custody before being arraigned in court on Monday.

The two alongside twelve others are being sought in relation to corrupt dealings in the county involving Ksh 588 million.

The twelve include Lucas Wahinya (chief officer roads, Kiambu County), and tender evaluation committee members Zakary Njenga Mbugua, Joyce Musyoka, Simon Kabocho, Anselm Gachukia, and Samuel Muigai.

Others are Charles Chege, and Beth Wangeci, who are directors of Testimony Enterprises Ltd.

DPP Haji announced on Friday that “Having independently reviewed the evidence in the inquiry file and the report, I am satisfied that there is sufficient evidence to sustain charges against the suspects”.

Investigators established that Waititu and his family were involved in irregular procurement of tenders which were awarded to companies owned by the governor’s close associates.

Once the companies received payment for the tenders, several millions were remitted to accounts linked with the governor and his family in an elaborate fraud scheme.

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