The crackdown on fraudulent activities by the Kiambu government has started and the county boss cannot is missing.
Governor Ferdinand Waititu and his wife Susan were earlier today pursued by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) after the court ordered their arrest.
However, Waititu and his family were missing in his known residence after Director of Public Prosecution Noordin Haji gave the order for his arrest on Friday night.
UPDATE: EACC detectives arrest 3 suspects in alleged KSh 588M tender scam; fail to find Governor Ferdinand Waititu and his wife "at their known residences" at the time of planned arrests. pic.twitter.com/wfSogL0EhM
— NTV Kenya (@ntvkenya) July 27, 2019
EACC on Saturday said they raided the all the residents of the governor with no avail over Sh588 million illegal tenders.
The said tender was irregularly awarded to Testimony Enterprises Limited at a cost of Sh588 million.
EACC CEO Twalib Mbarak said after submitting the investigation report to the DPP, he gave consent to charge Waititu alongside 11 other suspects with conflict of interest, dealing with suspect property, abuse of office and willful failure to comply with the law relating to procurement.
Other charges include engaging in a fraudulent practice in procurement, fraudulent acquisition of public property and money laundering.
According to Mbarak, after the arrest order was issued, they managed to arrest Charles Chege – director of the said Testimony Enterprises ltd, Joyce Ngina Musyoka and Simon Kabocho both members of the County Tender Evaluation Committee.
Governor baba Yao is still at large and is yet to come into the public. This is his second time he is being summoned by the EACC in less than one month.
No escaping Justice Governor Fred Waititu, ODPP is very serious with war on corruption in Kenya 🇰🇪.
Enough of Corruption and Impunity in Kenya.
— Haki na Ukweli org NGO (@HakiNgo) July 27, 2019