Top Wajir County officials arrested over Ksh.26M graft claims

Ethics and Anti-corruption Commission (EACC) headquarters
Ethics and Anti-corruption Commission (EACC) headquarters

Two Wajir County officials, Jeff Mworia Kithinji and Ahmed Sahal have been arrested on claims that they embezzled Ksh.26million.

The Head of Treasury and the County Secretary were seized on Saturday morning.

“Investigators are still pursuing the following suspects who are at large; Daud Abdullah Omar – CEC Finance & Economic Planning and Siyad Ibrahim Ahmed – Branch Manager, KCB Wajir Branch,” the anti-graft agency said.

The two other suspects have been ordered to present themselves to theEthics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) Police Station.

They are accused of colluding with bank officials to illegally withdrew county funds.

“Investigations by EACC established that Wajir County Government officials in cahoots with KCB Bank officials irregularly withdrew and embezzled Kshs 26.1M held at the County Government Imprest Account,” a statement from EACC reads.

Earlier in the week, the anti-graft agency raided homes of Wajir Governor Mohamed Muhamud Abdi in Nairobi and Wajir.

They also arrested the wife of the Head of Treasury for allegedly destroying crucial documents related to the probe.

Sonia Mworia reportedly destroyed the documents that were recovered at their Lower Kabete residence.

The papers were linked to a case under investigation involving the embezzlement of Ksh.350million.

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