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Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu surrenders to EACC

Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu

Kiambu County Governor Ferdinand Waititu has presented himself before the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC).

Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji ordered the arrest of the Kiambu county chief and his wife Susan Wangari Ndung’u on Friday over Sh588 million illegal tenders.

The pair went missing after DPP Noording Haji ordered for their arrest.

The DPP said he is satisfied with evidence against Waititu and 12 other suspects linked to irregular procurement for upgrading several roads in Kiambu County.

“I find that the award of the contract for Ksh.588,198,328.20 in respect to tender No.CGK/RTPW&U/142/2017-2018- for the upgrading of various gravel roads to Bitumen surface in Thika, Limuru, Gatundu North, Juja and Ruiru sub-counties was skewed in favour of M/s Testimony Enterprises Ltd, and the county government officials were culpable,” read the statement from the DPP.

Governor Waititu and the 12 are set to be charged with conflict of interest, dealing with suspect property, abuse of office, wilful failure to comply with the law relating to procurement and engaging in fraudulent practice.

Other charges include engaging in fraudulent practice in procurement, fraudulent acquisition of public property and money laundering.

 

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