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Ex-Deputy Director General, aspiring Governor arrested over scam

The two were then driven to the Integrity Centre and there after whisked away to court over abuse of office charges.

Ex-NYS Deputy Director General Adan Harakhe (above) and tender committee Chairman Hassan Noor were on Monday morning arrested and taken to court over abuse of office charges.

Ex-NYS Deputy Director General Adan Harakhe and aspiring Mandera Governor who was also the Devolution ministry tender committee chairman Hassan Noor were on Monday morning arrested by Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) detectives.

Harakhe and Noor had initially appeared to be on the clear after they successfully fought off arrest by moving to court where they secured temporary orders barring police from arresting them.

However last week, the court ordered that Mr Harakhe and Mr Noor be arrested over a Sh47 million scandal.

Shielding Harakhe

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Former Devolution Cabinet Secretary Anne Waiguru had appeared to be shielding Harakhe from any blame over the NYS scandal when she told the Parliamentary Accounts Committee last month that it was former NYS director general Githinji who was was the AIE holder during the time period the money was lost and not former Deputy Director General.

“There has been confusion for the last one and a half years in the media that the loss of Sh791 million happened when Harakhe was the AIE holder. I seek to clarify that the funds were stolen when the DG Githinji was the AIE holder,” she said.

Senior Principal Magistrate Felix Kombo issued the warrant of arrest against the two after they failed to show up court to answer charges of abuse of office and conspiracy to commit an economic crime.

The two were notified by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission about the charges but deliberately refused to go to court.

Former Devolution Principal Secretary Peter Mangiti is already facing charges in relation to the siphoning of Sh791 million from the National Youth Service.

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