Governor Ojaamong Arrested

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Mr Ojaamngo was apprehended on Wednesday morning by Ethics and Anti-corruption Commission (EACC) detectives after he surrendered himself at Integrity Centre.

On Tuesday, Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji approved the prosecution of Ojaamong and nine other county official over irregular acquisition of integrated solid waste management services.

The Busia Governor is set to be arraigned at Milimani Court today.

"I this morning handed myself to . As a law abiding citizen I will cooperate with EACC in the investigations. As the Governor, Iam committed to eradicating corruption in Busia County," Ojaamong said in a tweet dismissing media reports that he was arrested.

In a statement, Haji said that the evidence presented to his office was sufficient to warrant the prosecution of the 9 officials and the County boss Ojaamong.

According to investigations, Mr Ojaamong flouted procurement procedures and went ahead to sign a Memorandum of Understanding  with Madam R Enterprises Ltd (MRE Ltd) in the solid waste management project.

This led to the loss of a whopping Sh8 million.

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