In Summary
  • Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission are after the bank accounts associated with governor Ferdinand Waititu, his family members and proxies.

  • The financial institutions have been asked to provide a breakdown of all transactions including balance sheets of the bank accounts.

  • The agency is also looking at 35 different properties, which include luxurious mansions that the governor is constructing in Runda estate.

The complex task of joining dots in the investigations into the irregular award of tenders in Kiambu County government worth Sh588 million continued over the weekend with detectives requesting banks to provide details of 50 accounts that have been fingered for suspect deposits.

The Nation has established that the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) are after the bank accounts associated with governor Ferdinand Waititu, his family members and proxies.

The financial institutions have been asked to provide a breakdown of all transactions including balance sheets of the bank accounts.

The agency is also looking at 35 different properties, which include luxurious mansions that the governor is constructing in Runda estate, the Delta Hotel building situated in Nairobi CBD worth billions of shillings and a luxurious tourist hotel located in Naivasha, to establish whether they were acquired through corruption or through proceeds of corruption.

By Friday, detectives had confirmed that most of the 12 personal cars recovered at the governor’s residences during the raid belonged to him.

12 CARS

EACC is accusing the county boss of involvement in the irregular award of tenders valued at Sh588 million, fraudulent acquisition of public funds, conflict of interest and money laundering. Mr Waititu has denied all the allegations as the probe continues.

During the raid, investigators said crucial documents indicating transfer and ownership of properties were recovered and that they could play a big role in the probe.

Detectives also said that the probe will extend to other relatives of the governor, members of the Kiambu County Assembly and county government employees.

“This investigation has many dimensions involved and the involvement of several persons of interest. Although it might take a while to be concluded, we will fast track the probe to the best of our abilities,” EACC chief executive officer Twalib Mbarak said.

FAMILY TRANSACTIONS

The detectives on Friday recorded statements from Monica Njeri Ndung’u, the daughter of governor Waititu, who is said to be a person of interest in the investigations.

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