Elgeyo-Marakwet County Governor Alex Tolgos has a date with detectives from the anti-graft agency Thursday to answer questions over allegations of irregularities in the award of a Sh200 million fuel supply tender.
Mr Tolgos confirmed that he has been summoned by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC), but he said doesn't know the agenda.
“It is true I’ve been summoned to appear before the EACC but I don’t know exactly for what reason. I’ll get back to you tomorrow once I get the contents of the summons,” Mr Tolgos told the Nation on phone.
He said that his administration will continue cooperating with EACC and offer them any information they require.
“Almost all counties get letters from EACC requesting some information. We’ve been able to deliver all the information they require. We are readily available to avail all the data they require,” said Mr Tolgos.
Sources told the Nation that detectives are investigating award of contracts worth millions of shillings to companies associated with the county boss.
EACC Chief Executive Twalib Mbarak in a letter to the governor said that the commission has been conducting investigations into allegations of procurement irregularities in the devolved unit during the 2014/2015, 2015/2016, 2016/2017 and 2017/2018 financial years.