Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen has described the arrests of Arror and Kimwarer dams scandal suspects a charade by the DPP.
Murkomen reveals why he believes DPP Haji lied to Kenyans
Murkomen after visiting DCI over arrest of CS Rotich & PS Thugge
The Senator who visited the DCI headquarters on Monday after Arror and Kimwarer dams scandal suspects surrendered to the DCI told journalists that the charge sheet were a farce.
"I have looked at the charge sheets and I can tell you the entire thing is a charade," Senator Murkomen said.
"We are creating a narrative to show there is a fight against corruption, but behind the scenes, we are just exercising PR stunts to lie to Kenyans," he added.
DPP orders arrest of Arror & Kimwarer dams scandal suspects
His statement comes after Treasury CS Henry Rotich, PS Kamau Thugge and KVDA acting CEO Francis Kimosop were arrested following orders by the DPP.
A total of 28 individuals are to be charged. Notably among the suspects are EAC PS Susan Koech, NEMA Director-General Geoffrey Wahungu.
Officers of the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission based in Eldoret have also arrested Kerio Valley Development Authority officers who were named by the DPP as suspects.
The suspects, majority of whom are from the Kerio Valley Development Authority, are expected to be arraigned Monday charged with the eight offences.
Here is the list
1. Conspiracy to defraud contrary to section 317 of the Penal Code, Cap 63 Laws of Kenya;
2. Willful failure to comply with applicable procedures and guidelines relating to procurement contrary to section 45 (2) (b) as read with section 48 of the Anti-Corruption and Economic Crimes Act No. 3 of 2003;
3. Engaging in a project without prior planning contrary to section 45 (2) (c) as read with section 48 of Anti-Corruption and Economic Crimes Act No. 3 of 2003;
4. Abuse of office contrary to section 46 as read with section 48 of Anti-Corruption and Economic Crimes Act No. 3 of 2003.
5. Committing an offence of financial misconduct contrary to section 197 (1) (o) (i) of the Public Finance Management Act no. 18 of 2012.
6. Fraudulent acquisition of public property contrary to section 45 (1) (a) as read with section 48 of the Anti-Corruption and Economic Crimes Act, 2003.
7. Knowingly giving a misleading document to principal contrary to section 41 (2) as read with section 48 of Anti- 20 Corruption and Economic Crimes Act no. 3 of 2003 of the Laws of Kenya. 8. Wilful Neglect to Perform Official Duty contrary to section 128 as read with section 36 of the Penal Code.
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