EACC demands suspension of 7 Migori county officials


The 11 Migori County officials in court on Tuesday. Photo/GEORGE JUMA
The 11 Migori County officials in court on Tuesday. Photo/GEORGE JUMA

In Summary

  • The agency wrote a letter implicating seven officials whose names he declined to reveal.
  • The seven are accused of being involved in the irregular procurement and tendering process for furniture for the governor's residence four years ago.
  • On August 30, 11 officials from Migori County Government appeared before justice Richard Odenyo where they denied charges of irregular procurement.

Seven Migori county officials who are among the eleven facing corruption charges are to be suspended following a directive from the anti-graft agency.

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According to Migori County Public Service Board chairperson Peterlis Nyatuga, the agency wrote a letter implicating seven officials whose names he declined to reveal.

The seven are accused of being involved in the irregular procurement and tendering process for furniture for the governor’s residence four years ago.

On August 30, 11 officials from Migori County Government appeared before justice Richard Odenyo where they denied charges and were released on Ksh.300,000 bond, surety of the same amount or cash bail of Ksh.100,000 each.

They are Francisca Anyango, Collins Bala, Tom Kwasi, Charles Wambora, Joshua Opondo, Lazarus Ogutu, Eliakim Odari, Jackline Magero, Martin Wadambwa, Dan Odhiambo and James Amenya.

They are charged with wilful failure to ensure that the procurement process was carried out in compliance with the applicable procedure as required by section 27 (3) of the Public Procurement and Disposal Act 2005 and Regulation 10(2) of Public Procurement and Disposal Regulation 2006 before awarding the tender to Arryan Limited.

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