Court bars Samburu Governor Lenolkulal from accessing his assets


Samburu Governor Moses Lenolkulal arraigned at the Milimani Law Courts. PHOTO| ODPP
Samburu Governor Moses Lenolkulal arraigned at the Milimani Law Courts. PHOTO| ODPP

Samburu Governor Moses Lenolkulal has been prohibited from selling, charging, leasing, developing and transferring a parcel of land situated in Karen, Nairobi pending the hearing and determination of a case filed against him by the anti-corruption commission.

The governor has also been barred from dealing with funds contained in two accounts held at KCB Bank.

In the suit, the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) is seeking recovery of over Ksh.80 million from the governor as proceeds of corruption and for forfeiture of the parcels of land acquired with the proceeds of corrupt conduct.

Governor Lenolkulal is accused of irregularly obtaining Ksh.84.7 million by supplying fuel to the Samburu County Government through his fuel company, Oryx Service Station, between March 27, 2013 and March 25, 2019.

Lawyer Diana Kenduiwa told the court that the EACC has concluded its investigation of Lenolkulal and Oryx Service Station, a company associated with the governor.

Oryx is said to be the main supplier of fuel to the Samburu County Government.

According to EACC, investigations indicate that the governor bought the said properties using public funds.

The commission is seeking to have the assets surrendered to the State.

Meanwhile, the Governor remains out of office after the court in June this year declined to review orders sought by Lenolkulal seeking to be allowed to access his office.

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