Mutua asks Uhuru to hunt rich Kenyans who can’t account for their wealth

Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua has decried the high cost of state projects and asked President Uhuru Kenyatta to repossess any unexplained wealth.

In a series of tweets, Mutua said there is a lot of stolen funds during the execution of government projects making the taxpayers to lose billions of shillings.

Speaking during the first consultative meeting on development between governors and cabinet secretaries, Mutua said he fully supports the recent ruling by the Court of Appeal that said that one does not need to be charged or even convicted before their unexplained wealth can be taken from them.

His sentiments come hot in the heels of the ruling by the Court of Appeal against former National Water Conservation and Pipeline Corporation finance manager Stanley Mombo Amuti.

The court ruled that even though Amuti had never been charged or convicted with graft, his inability to account for his vast wealth means the state could seize his property. Amuti was reported to have spent Sh41 million on property in 10 months.

With a monthly salary of Sh180,000, Amuti was at pains to explain the source of his wealth, prompting the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission to take up his case.

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