Waititu in the soup over Ksh.588M tenders, money laundering claims


Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu. PHOTO | COURTESY | ALI MANZU
Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu. PHOTO | COURTESY | ALI MANZU

Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu is in trouble over alleged irregular tenders worth Ksh.588million and money laundering.

A statement from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption (EACC) said the Kiambu Governor is suspected of awarding tenders to companies associated with him and members of his immediate family.

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“As part of the ongoing investigation, search operations were conducted by EACC on May 23, 2019 in the homes and offices of the Kiambu County Governor, his family members, directors of private companies and ten senior employees of the county government,” the statement reads.

EACC chief Executive Twalim Mbarak on Thursday revealed that contractors paid monies to senior county officials, their companies or relatives through proxies.

He further noted that valuable evidence related to the investigations was recovered during the early morning raid.

Waititu is also facing accusations of fraudulent acquisition of public funds and conflict of interest.

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