Detectives take Samburu Governor Moses Lenolkulal into custody

Samburu Governor Moses Lenolkulal
Samburu Governor Moses Lenolkulal

Officers from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission have taken Samburu Governor Moses Lenolkulal into custody.

The detectives were seen leaving the Karen home with the Governor in their vehicle headed towards the EACC headquarters.

They raided the Governor’s homes in Nairobi and Samburu in investigations linked to embezzlement of Ksh.2billion.

Samburu Governor Moses Lenolkulal's home in Karen, Nairobi

Reports indicate that they arrived as early as 5:30am on Wednesday.

The anti-graft detectives also raided the homes of Samburu County Chief Officers.

Lenolkulal now joins the list of Governors who have been linked to alleged corruption cases in their counties.

Some of them include Sospeter Ojaamong (Busia Governor), Alfred Mutua (Machakos), Waithaka Mwangi (former Nyandarua Governor) and Evans Kidero (former Nairobi Governor).

Mr. Ojaamong is accused of embezzling Ksh.8million in public funds after allegedly engaging a company for a feasibility study on waste management which the county had not budgeted for.

In August last year, Dr. Kidero denied three counts of fraud and was released on bail in a case involving the loss of Ksh.213million.

On the other hand, Mr. Waithaka was charged in July last year with “willful failure to comply with the law relating to the procurement, contrary to Section 48 of the Economic Crimes Act, 2003”.

As for Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua, the Director of Public Prosecution withdrew the charges in October 2018.

He was to face alleged abuse of office charges in the procurement of 16 vehicles for county executive committee members

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