In Summary
  • Mr Waititu, his wife Susan Wangari and their daughter Monica Njeri are the directors of M/S Testimony Enterprise.
  • The company was allegedly irregularly awarded tenders to improve roads in the county in 2018.
  • The governor is also accused of using his position to siphon away millions of shillings through money laundering.

Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu is a man under siege.

Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) officials are looking for him after the Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji authorised his arrest and arraignment over alleged corruption.

Mr Waititu, his wife Susan Wangari and their daughter Monica Njeri, the directors of M/S Testimony Enterprise, are being sought alongside top county officials over alleged graft relating to Sh588 million road tenders.

SHADOWY COMPANY

Detectives are also looking for Mr Charles Chege and his wife, Ms Beth Wangeci Mburu, the directors of M/S Testimony Enterprise, a shadowy company at the centre of the multi-million shilling graft probe.

The company was allegedly irregularly awarded tenders to improve roads in the county in 2018, and after being paid part of the money, it wired millions to two firms owned by the Waititus.

MONEY LAUNDERING

The governor is also accused of using his position to siphon away millions of shillings through money laundering.

He also allegedly used his executive powers to suppress oversight by compromising the independence of the assembly.

Mr Waititu is reportedly playing a cat-and-mouse game with detectives to evade arrest.

Last Thursday, he moved to court seeking orders to stop the EACC from investigating him and also return the items they seized from his residence in May.

This is the second time the governor is seeking to bar the EACC from taking action against him.

COURT ORDERS

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