Five Homa Bay County Assembly officials arrested over Ksh.26M loss


Homa Bay County Assembly. Photo/COURTESY
Homa Bay County Assembly. Photo/COURTESY

Anti-corruption detectives have arrested five Homa Bay County Assembly officials over alleged misappropriation of Ksh.26million.

The five were arrested on Wednesday night and are currently being held at Homa Bay Police Station.

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Among those arrested include Michael Owino Ooro (former Majority Leader), Ouso Nyandege (former Minority Leader), Judith Akinyi Omogi (former member of the Assembly Service Board), Edwin Omondo (cashier) and Caroline Sang (Principal Finance Officer).

This follows the directive by the Director of Public Prosecution that they answer to charges of misappropriated funds through fictitious and irregular procurement of hotel services and payment of MCAs allowances.

Homa Bay Assembly Clerk Bob Kephers and the Assembly’s principal accountant Odiwuor Amek are still at large.

Ethics and Anti-Corruption deputy chief executive Michael Mubea has confirmed the arrest of the five adding that the other two must present themselves at their offices.

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