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December 14, 2018

[VIDEO] Kidero arrested over mismanagement of funds

Former governor Evans Kidero being taken to EACC officers on August 8. /COURTESY
Former governor Evans Kidero being taken to EACC officers on August 8. /COURTESY

Former Nairobi governor Evans Kidero has been arrested by EACC detectives over alleged misuse of funds.

The commission said Kidero will on Thursday appear before the Anti-Corruption Court alongside seven others.

They are; Lilian Wanjiru Ndegwa - former County Secretary, Jimmy Mutuku Kiamba - former Chief Finance Officer, Stephen Ogaga Osiro - former H/O County Treasury, Luke Mugo Gatimu- acting Chief Officer Finance, Maurice Ochieng Okere - acting  Head of County Treasury, Gregory Mwakanongo - former CEC Finance and Economic Planning.

Others include John Githua Njogu - Lodwar Wholesalers/Ngurumani Traders Ltd, Grace Njeri Githua- Lodwar wholesalers /Ngurumani Traders Ltd, Lodwar Wholesalers Ltd and Ngurumani Traders Ltd.

The EACC received information concerning alleged criminal activities involving the former senior county officials touching on the mismanagement and embezzlement of public funds.

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Former governor Evan Kidero after he was arrested on August 8. /COURTESY 

DPP Noordin Haji directed the EACC to have the suspects arrested and taken to court. They will answer charges related to misuse of funds and economic crimes.

In June, Kidero tried to block the EACC from probing.

He was aggrieved by a judgment that affirmed powers of the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission to investigate claims he transferred public funds into his personal bank accounts.

The EACC has been fighting to investigate transactions in Kidero’s seven bank accounts that allegedly have Sh1 billion.

Kidero's arrest is among the high profile ones in the recent renewed anti-corruption war by President Uhuru Kenyatta.

On July 4, Busia Governor Sospeter Ojaamong was arrested and later charged over Sh20m fraud allegations.

More on this: DPP approves charges against Busia Governor Ojaamong

Read: Kidero wants Appeal Court to bar probe of his accounts

Also read; Your lenient rulings encourage corruption, Sonko tells Judiciary

 

 

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