In Summary
  • He said he would tender an official resignation on Friday.
  • He said he does not regret the time he spent at the bloc, saying there have been a number of achievements during his tenure.
  • He was part of the team that set up the bloc's fully-fledged office and secretariat.

The acting chief executive officer of the Lake Region Economic Bloc (LREC) Abala Wanga has resigned.

Mr Wanga Tuesday told the Nation that he made the decision after consultations with Kisumu Governor Anyang' Nyong'o and the bloc’s Chairman Wycliffe Oparanya.

He said he would tender an official resignation on Friday.

His resignation comes two weeks after he was convicted and sentenced for fraud in Kiambu.

MULTIPLE FRAUD

In the ruling made by Kiambu Senior Principal Magistrate Teresia Nyangena, Mr Wanga was sentenced to six months in jail without the option of a fine after he was found guilty of engaging in multiple fraud.

He was charged alongside Valentine Magero on July 30 of conspiring to defraud the Kenya Medical Laboratory Technicians and Technologist Board of over Sh400,000.

But he has challenged the sentence hence his continued freedom.

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