Governor Ojaamong speaks after DPP ordered his arrest

The Governor faces an arrest any time today.

Speaking on Tuesday morning, the ODM governor vowed to table evidence in what he termed as beneficial projects to the people of Busia, which the DPP claimed saw over Sh8 million lost.

Mr Ojaamong and his co-accused, who are on the verge of being arrested anytime from Tuesday, will face charges of abuse of office and flouting procurement procedures.

“There was Value for Money - the Grant benefited directly the people of Busia County. Feasibility Study done by the Company and is helping in Solid waste Management to date. Records will be available,”  he tweeted.

The charges preferred to the governor, according to DPP Noordin Haji, emanate from investigations by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission, which started in 2016.

Earlier, EACC investigations revealed that two different firms existed, using the same name — Madam R Limited and Madam R Enterprises (MRE).

Signed MoU in German

Mr Ojaamong’ is said to have travelled to Germany where he signed an MoU with Madam R Limited, obligating the county to pay Sh8 million in two instalments toward the waste management.

“The first instalment of Sh4 million was made to Madam R Enterprises, and the second of Sh4 million to MRE Ltd, which by then had been registered,” Mr Haji said in the report.

MRE Ltd terminated the contract citing unfavourable political climate in Kenya, and their inability to obtain international donor funds immediately after payment of the second instalment.

The project executed by MRE Ltd had not been provided for in the procurement plan for financial year 2013/2014, the EACC says.

The other officials and entities are set to be arrested with governor are Mr Timon Otieno Mboga, Mr Bernard Krade Yaite, Mr Lenard Wanda Obimbira, Mr Samuel Osieko Ombui and Mr Allan Okweny Omachari.

Others include: Madam R Enterprises Ltd, Ms Edna Adhiambo Odoyo, Mr Renish Achieng Omullo, and Mr Sebastian Hallensleben.

Mr Haji says he is satisfied there is sufficient evidence to charge the nine county officials and the firm with conspiracy to commit economic crime.

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