EACC raids ex-Nandi Governor’s three homes


EACC raids ex-Nandi Governor's three homes

In Summary

  • A notable figure among those whose houses were raided is former Nandi County Governor Cleophas Lagat.
  • His three homes in Nandi, Kapsaret and Elgon View were not spared in the incursion.
  • The former governor was however not present at any of his abodes during the incident.

The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) has raided homes and offices of current and former Nandi County staff and contractors.

The officers are searching for leads into alleged corruption cases dating back to 2015.

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A notable figure among those whose houses were raided is former Nandi County Governor Cleophas Lagat.

His three homes in Nandi, Kapsaret and Elgon View were not spared in the incursion.

The former governor was however not present at any of his abodes during the incident.

Some of the former and current officials from the county government have been arrested.

They include former Finance Chief Henry Koech, former Finance Executive Charles Muge and former Head of Revenue Hellen Katam.

Also on the spot are former Principal Finance Officer Emmanuel Wanjala and ex-Kapsabet town administrator Josephat Meli.

Alleged corruption cases in the area have been linked to delayed projects in the county such as the construction of a governor’s office and sports stadium.

When Stephen Sang became the new governor of Nandi County, he called for probing of county officials by EACC to determine if they were involved in previous corruption cases.

On Wednesday, he applauded efforts by the EACC detectives saying:

“I support the commission and their cause to combat corruption. The commission should also conduct a lifestyle audit on all suspects.”

EACC has revealed that the crackdown will be conducted in other counties as well.

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