Why EACC raided Governor Waiguru’s home, office


Why EACC raided Governor Waiguru's home, office
Detectives from the EACC at Governor Anne Waiguru's Kutus offices. Photo: Johnson Muriithi

Detectives from the anti-graft agency raided homes and offices of Governor Anne Waiguru in Nairobi and Kirinyaga on Thursday morning.

Reports indicate that the officers from Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) arrived as early as 6am.

“EACC is in the process of establishing whether the trips were actually undertaken and whether the documents supporting disbursement of Ksh. 23million to county officials were genuine,” a reads.

The detectives executed a search warrant granted by a Nyeri Court and were granted access to several offices.

They are seeking information that could aid in investigation of alleged misappropriation of the county funds.

EACC started investigating Governor Waiguru on June 10 after graft claims emerged during her impeachment proceedings.

Though she survived the ouster attempt, the strained relationship between Waiguru and Kirinyaga MCAs was brought to the fore.

The MCAs insisted that the Governor was linked to alleged corruption cases in the county.

Documents cited in the impeachment motion against Waiguru claimed that she influenced tender processes in favour of Velocity Partners Limited.

It is further alleged that monies to the tune of Ksh. 10 million were paid to the Governor for trips that allegedly did not take place or were not official.

The EACC is also investigating 38 officers from Kirinyaga County Government who are expected to record statements.

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