In Summary
  • Also to be arrested are Charles Chege, and Beth Wangeci, who are both directors, Testimony Enterprises Ltd.

  • The decision by the DPP comes at a time when Mr Waititu has filed an application at the High Court seeking to stop his prosecution.

Kiambu governor Ferdinand Waititu is set to spend the weekend in police custody after the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) on Friday ordered for his arrest and prosecution over Sh580 million irregular tender.

Others to be arrested are his wife Susan Wangari Ndung’u (director, Bienvenue Delta Hotel), Lucas Waihenya (chief officer roads, Kiambu County), and tender evaluation committee members Zakary Njenga Mbugua, Joyce Musyoka, Simon Kabocho, Anselm Gachukia, and Samuel Muigai.

Also to be arrested are Charles Chege, and Beth Wangeci, who are directors of Testimony Enterprises Ltd.

GRAVEL ROADS

The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) has been investigating allegations of irregular procurement of a tender for the upgrading of various gravel roads to bituminous surface in the county, awarded to M/s Testimony Enterprises Ltd worth Sh588 million during the financial year 2017/2018.

It is alleged that the directors of M/s Testimony Enterprises were close associates of the governor, and they had already been paid Sh147.3 million.

The firm was also awarded several other contracts amounting to over Sh74 million. Once the funds were paid from Kiambu county government, Sh25.6 million was remitted to entities associated with the governor.

“Having independently reviewed the evidence in the inquiry file and the report, I am satisfied that there is sufficient evidence to sustain charges against the suspects,” DPP Noordin Haji said in a statement on Friday.

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