Samburu Governor Lenolkulal charged with corruption, abuse of office


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 was Tuesday arraigned at the Milimani Law Courts and charged with four counts of corruption and abuse of office.

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.

“Between March 27, 2013 and March 25, 2019, at Samburu County, being the Governor of Samburu County Government, you used your office to improperly confer upon yourself a benefit of Ksh.84,695,996.55 through Oryx Service Station, a business entity owned by yourself, through the supply of fuel to Samburu County Government,” read the charge sheet.

He was charged with conspiracy to commit an offence of corruption, abuse of office, conflict of interest and unlawful acquisition of public property contrary to the law, charges to which he pleaded not guilty.

The court is yet to rule on his bail application.

Governor Lenolkulal was arrested on Tuesday morning and taken to the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) headquarters for questioning before he was arraigned.

He is facing charges alongside his deputy Julius Leseeto and 11 other former and current county officials over the Ksh.84 million fuel supply scandal.

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