Kidero grilled by EACC over Sh50mn ‘irregular’ payments

March 2, 2017 2:49 pm
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Kidero addressing Dagoretti South residents on Thursday after his date with EACC detectives/COURTESY

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 2 – Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero was Thursday questioned by detectives at the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) over irregular payments by the county amounting to Sh50 million.

An official at the commission told Capital FM News that Kidero was questioned over irregular legal fees payments for about 20 minutes before making his statement on the matter.

“The Governor came here at about 9am and by 9.20am he had already finished the session,” he stated.

In the meantime, there was chaos at Isiolo Governor Godana Doyo’s home Thursday morning after locals attacked EACC detectives who were searching for documents in a probe over a Sh271 million road project which was allegedly never constructed.

EACC official Yasin Amaro stated that detectives and police officers were barred from entering the residence in Chechelesi but were later allowed in after Doyo’s lawyer arrived.

He indicated that it was while they were conducting the search that the Governor’s supporters arrived and disrupted the exercise before vandalising one of the vehicles being used by the officials.

“We were in the process of effecting a search warrant when the Governor’s supporters came and disrupted the exercise. They broke the windows of one of the vehicles we were using and as a result we could not continue with the exercise,” he said.

He indicated that the Commission will now liaise with the County Commissioner’s office on how to effectively conduct and conclude the search exercise.

Governor Doyo is facing charges over economic crimes and abuse of office and Amaro stated that the officials were after documents that will aid in the investigation.

EACC has lately intensified its investigations on county chiefs across the country ahead of the General Election and has warned that it will not clear officials implicated in graft.

The anti-graft body and the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) will be working jointly in the vetting exercise.

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