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FORMER NAIROBI GOVERNOR ARRESTED AND CHARGED

The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) arraigned in court former Nairobi Governor Dr. Evan Odhiambo Kidero on 9th August, 2018. EACC sleuths arrested the former Governor on 8th August and detained in the Commission’s police cell. Appearing before Chief Magistrate Douglas Ogoti in the Anti-Corruption Court in Milimani, Dr. Kidero together with 7 others were charged with conspiracy to commit an offence of corruption, namely fraud leading to loss of public funds in the sum of Kshs. 213,327,300 for services not rendered.


Former Nairobi Governor Dr. Evans Kidero and Maurice Ochieng Okere, former Ag. Head of County Treasury before an Anti-Corruption Court, in Milimani.

According to the charge sheet, Dr. Kidero was charged with three accounts of corruption and economic crimes. He was accused of conspiracy to commit an offence of corruption contrary to section 47a (3) as read with section 48 of the Anti-Corruption And Economic Crimes Act, No 3 of 2003. EACC investigations revealed that the former Governor, a person whose functions concerned the management and use of revenue, received a benefit of Kshs. 14,000,000/= from Lodwar Wholesalers Limited. The Commission’s lead investigator, in a sworn affidavit indicated that beyond reasonable doubt that the said money was acquired in the course of corrupt conduct. In addition, he was accused of receiving a benefit of Kshs. 10,000,000/= from Lodwar Wholesalers Limited, which according to the investigation evidenced was acquired through corrupt conduct. The accusation is dealing with suspect property which is contrary to Section 47 (1) as read with Section 47 (2) (a) and 48 of the Anti-Corruption and Economic Crimes.

The co-accused are Lilian Wanjiru, former County Secretary, Jimmy Mutuku, former Chief Finance Officer and Gregory Mwakanongo, former County Executive Committee Member in charge of Finance and Economic Planning. The three were jointly charged with abuse of office, which is contrary to Section 46 as read with Section 48 of the Anti-Corruption and Economic Crimes Act, No. 3 of 2003. They jointly used their respective offices to improperly confer a benefit to wit, Kshs. 26,500,040/= to Ngurumani Traders Limited by authorizing payment for services not rendered.

From R-L Lilian Wanjiru, Jimmy Mutuku Kiambu, Gregory Mwakanongo and Stephen Ogago Osiro appear before an Anti-Corruption Court in Milimani, Nairobi.

Jimmy Mutuku Kiambu, Gregory Mwakanongo and Stephen Ogago Osiro were accused of abusing their respective offices to improperly confer a benefit to wit, KSHS. 20,000,000/= to Ngurumani Traders Limited by authorizing payment for services not rendered. In other charges, Gregory Mwakanongo, Luke Mugo Gatimu and Maurice Ochieng Okere were jointly accused using their respective offices to improperly confer a benefit to wit Kshs. 5,880,000/= to Ngurumani Traders Limited by authorizing payment for services not rendered.

Court released Kidero and Okere on a personal bond of Ksh.2 million with an additional bond of Ksh.3 million and a cash bail of Ksh.2 million each. Kidero and Okere released on condition that they should not approach any possible witnesses in the case. They have also been ordered to deposit their passports with the court.


Posted on Tuesday, August 14, 2018

 

 
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