5 Nyeri Public Service Board officials arrested


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In Summary

  • EACC investigations established that there were irregularities in the recruitment process that culminated in the appointment of the Sub–County and Ward Administrators.
  • There was proof of abdication of responsibilities, neglect of duty and a severe lack of due diligence.
  • Other charges include conspiracy to commit an offence of corruption, forgery contrary to Section 349 of the Penal Code and submitting a false document.

Five members of the Nyeri Public Service Board have been arrested over recruitment irregularities.

The charge and cautionary process is ongoing at Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) Nyeri office and the suspects will appear in court on Wednesday morning.

They are Ms. Alice Waruguru Muita (Board Chairperson), Anthony Ndonga Muriu (Board Secretary/CEO), Beatrice Wanjiru Gikaru (Board member), Geoffrey Wachira Mahinda (Board member) and Shelmith Wanjiru Nderitu (Board member).

EACC established that there were irregularities in the process that culminated in the appointment of the Sub–County  and Ward Administrators in Nyeri between July 2013 and March 2014.

“There was proof of the abdication of responsibilities, neglect of duty and a severe lack of due diligence on the part of the Nyeri Public Service Board,” the anti-graft agency said.

The inquiry file was submitted to the Director of Public Prosecution and the Commission was directed to arrest and pursue  charges of abuse of office, contrary to Section 46 of the Anti–Corruption and Economic Crimes Act, 2003.

Other charges include conspiracy to commit an offence of corruption, forgery contrary to Section 349 of the Penal Code and submitting a false document, contrary to Section 353 of the Penal Code.

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