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8 officials due in court over ‘luxurious’ Bungoma wheelbarrows

Among the officials who were arrested by Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission detectives include the former County Secretary John Matsanza and the Finance Manager Oscar Ojwang/FILE

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 26 – Eight officials of Bungoma County Government will Friday appear in a Kakamega Court to answer charges over the irregular purchase of wheelbarrows.

Among the officials who were arrested by Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission detectives include the former County Secretary John Matsanza and the Finance Manager Oscar Ojwang.

An audit report late last year revealed that 10 wheelbarrows were bought at Sh109,320 each exposing massive corruption in the county government.

This means the administration spent a whopping Sh1,093,200 to acquire the wheelbarrows.

The graft was unraveled last year, leading to uproar from the county residents.

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