Waititu surrenders himself to EACC, wife still on the run

Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu on Sunday morning surrendered himself to the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission.

However, the governor’s wife, Susan Wangari, and five other county officials are still on the loose.

The five county officials include: chief officer Roads Luka Mwangi Waihenya, Beth Wangechi, Zacharia Mbugua, Anselin Wanjiku and Samuel Mugo.

Since Friday night, EACC officers have been searching for the Governor and his wife without any success.

Nation reported that the officers visited the governor’s three homes in Runda, Garden Estate and Ridgeways but did not find him and his wife. The EACC officers also failed to locate the couple in their famous hangout joints in Nairobi and Nakuru.

However, they found the couple’s phones in their homes. Phones of their helpers and close family members had also been switched off.

The Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji on Friday ordered the arrest of Governor Waititu, his wife and eight others due to illegal awarding of tenders that cost Kiambu county Sh580 million.

The accusations levelled against Waititu and other suspects include conflict of interest, dealings with suspect property, abuse of office, failure to comply to procurement laws, money laundering, fraudulent acquisition of public property and fraudulent procurement practices.

Suspects who have already been arrested include director at Testimony Enterprises Limited Charles Mbuthia, members of the tender and evaluation committee in the Kiambu county government -Joyce Musyoka and Simon Kangethe.

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