Former Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero arrested by EACC detectives over graft claims; officials say he’ll be charged alongside 7 others.

Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) received information concerning alleged criminal activities involving Nairobi City County Government officials touching on the mismanagement and embezzlement of Public funds.

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

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

The Commission forwarded the investigations file and documentary exhibits vide a letter dated July 13, 2018 together with a report under section 35 of the Anti-corruption & Economic Crimes Act (ACECA).The DPP has independently reviewed the file and material submitted to him and is satisfied that the persons named 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.

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