Former Nairobi Governor Dr. Evans Kidero alongside former Nairobi Chief of Staff George Wainaina and former councillor Paul Mutunga have been arrested over alleged irregular payment of Ksh.68million to M/s Wachira Mburu; Mwangi & Company Advocates. A law firm the Ethics and Anti-corruption Commission says it “established that no services were rendered to Nairobi City County and the entire amount of Kshs. 68M was embezzled by several people”.
The EACC has also asked 13 other persons of interest in the graft probe to present themselves at integrity center.
In a statement from the office of the Director of public prosecution, the 16 are facing charges of abuse of office, money laundering, conspiracy to commit the offence of corruption, unlawful acquisition of public property and dealing with suspect property.
The ODDP further added that “The evidence therein was sufficient to support criminal charges….”. The public prosecutor’s office has directed the suspects to be arraigned in court for prosecution.
Dr. Evans Kidero becomes the latest public figure to be arrested in the proverbial “Kamata Kamata Fridays” after ex-NLC boss Muhammad Swazuri.