Kidero to spend night in EACC cells


Kidero to spend night in EACC cells
File image of former Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero. PHOTO| COURTESY

In Summary

  • Kidero was arrested at a Nairobi hotel at around 5pm and taken to the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) headquarters for grilling.
  • The former Nairobi Governor is expected to be arraigned before an anti-corruption court on Thursday morning.
  • Kidero was arrested on the orders of the Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji.

Former Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero is set to spend Wednesday night in police cells after he was arrested over alleged mismanagement of public funds during his tenure.

Kidero was arrested at a Nairobi hotel at around 5pm and taken to the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) headquarters.

The former Nairobi Governor is expected to be arraigned before an anti-corruption court on Thursday morning.

Kidero was arrested on the orders of the Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji.

“Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission received information concerning alleged criminal activities involving Nairobi City County Government officials touching on the mismanagement and embezzlement of Public funds,” tweeted the DPP.

Mr. Haji said he was satisfied that Kidero, alongside seven others “are criminally culpable jointly and severally.”

“The DPP has accordingly directed the Commission to proceed and have the named persons immediately arrested and arraigned in court to answer to various charges of corruption and related economic crimes,” read one of the tweets.

“Following the reports, EACC embarked on investigations which unearthed a series of offences against the following persons:”

Evans Odhiambo Kidero- Former Governor NCC
Lilian Wanjiru Ndegwa- Former County Secretary NCC
Jimmy Mutuku Kiamba- Former CFO-NCC
Stephen Ogaga Osiro- Former H/o County Treasury
Luke Mugo Gatimu- Ag Chief Officer Finance
Maurice Ochieng Okere- Ag Head of County Treasury
Gregory Mwakanongo- CEC Member- Finance & Economic Planning
John Githua Njogu -Lodwar Wholesalers/Ngurumani Traders Ltd
Grace Njeri Githua- Lodwar wholesalers /Ngurumani Traders Ltd

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