Hour of Reckoning for the 4 Governors as EACC Plots Coruption Charges against them
EACC is set to arrest and prosecute four governors allied to Deputy President William Ruto over corruption.
According to well-places, EACC has already compiled water tight charges, backed by solid evidence, against the governors who are known to back Ruto’s 2022 presidential ambitions.
The governors in the crosshairs of EACC are Ferdinand Waititu (Kiambu), Samuel Tunai (Narok), Okoth Obado (Migori) and Jackson Mandago (Uasin Gishu).
They are all likely to be arrested and arraigned in court this week, according to a reliable source.
We have learnt that EACC has completed investigations and forwarded the prosecution files to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Noordin Haji for review.
Mandago is accused of misappropriating public funds which he used to build commercial and residential buildings in Eldoret and Nairobi.
According to EACC, Mandago has failed account for over Sh2 billion allocated to the county.
On the other hand, Obado is facing accusations he used proxies and relatives to steal Sh2 billion from the county coffers.
In a period of three years, Obado’s newly registered companies had transacted Sh1, 971,179,180 deals exclusively from the county government, which was glaringly disproportionate to their known legitimate sources of income.
EACC wants Obado and his cronies charged with the abuse of office and also recover the monies looted and stashed in foreign accounts.
Waititu faces accusations of using county funds to buy the five-storey Delta Hotel along University Way and Jamii Bora Building on Koinange Street.
EACC claims the value of the two buildings is close to Sh2 billion, with Delta Hotel costing Sh800 million, Jamii Bora is valued at about Sh1 billion. Waititu is to be charged with abuse of office.
Tunai also faces charges of abuse of office. The investigations focused on his alleged financial, procurement and human resource irregularities.
The investigations prompted the opening of three cases involving Tunai. The cases centered on hire of helicopters, the Mara triangle revenue collection and procurement of Kenya Airports Parking Services Ltd. But the three cases were dropped for a lack of evidence.
But EACC has now reopened the file after getting fresh evidence implicating the governor in theft of public resources.