The on-going probe into financial misappropriation in Nandi County has turned tragic after a senior official committed suicide after he was allegedly linked to the scam.

Kevin Kemboi, a procurement officer, hanged himself and left a suicide note citing frustrations related to forensic financial audit ordered by Governor Stephen Sang two weeks ago.

He worked in the Health department during the tenure of former Governor Cleophas Lagat regime before he was moved to the lands docket.


Several senior officials in the Health department have been ordered to go on compulsory leave to pave way into loss of millions of shillings.

“The note highlights frustrations he has been subjected to following the audit. He puts the blame on some senior officials which he felt is supposed to carry the cross and not him,” said Peter Wambani, the County police commandant.

According to Mr Wambani, the deceased told his wife to prepare him a cup of tea before she left for bed as he continued to watch a football match in the sitting room.

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