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EACC detectives attacked at Mwangi wa Iria’s home

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They even cautioned the Governor to be careful since his enemies, “may even poison him.”

It was not immediately clear what the raid was in regard to, but an EACC detective who confided to Capital FM News said: “They want to know how much he is worth. He is said to have accumulated a lot of wealth in a manner that raises questions.”

Among the documents that the officers found but were later snatched according to the detective include, “title deeds and some financial statements.”

In April last year, Wa Iria was taken into custody by EACC detectives for lying to the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission when he sought clearance to contest the Murang’a gubernatorial seat.

He also faced impeachment last year after the Murang’a County Assembly passed a motion recommending to the Senate, his removal from office.

The assembly sought his removal on the grounds that he had entered the county into unreasonable debt. “I rise to move this motion on the following grounds: lack of accountability for the use of county resources by incurring unsustainable debts to the tune of Sh2.5 billion,” the sponsor of the impeachment motion, nominated County Assembly Representative Mary Waithira-Wamauwa, said.

She also accused Wa Iria of flouting the law on procurement and management of public funds and set expenditure ceilings. She also cited the Auditor General’s queries over Sh28 million allocated to the Murang’a Investment Co-operative Society, to make her case.

READ: Murang’a MCAs approve impeachment of Governor Iria

Wa Iria however survived impeachment after the Senate found that the accusations levelled against him did not meet the threshold set out in law.

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READ: Wa Iria survives as Senate dismisses his impeachment

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