In Summary
  • Already, Bobasi MP Innocent Obiri and Erdemann Property Ltd managing director John Zeyung Yang have been arrested.
  • The arrests follow the conclusion last week of investigations by a team from the commission and the DPP’s office.

Former Lake Basin Development Authority chiefs pocketed cash and received other benefits from a construction company in a scandal that saw the cost of building the LBDA Mall in Kisumu inflated by Sh2.5 billion, investigations show.

Following the completion of investigations into the scandal, Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji on Friday ordered the immediate arrest of LBDA managers, contractors and consultants in the project.

ARRESTED

Already, Bobasi MP Innocent Obiri and Erdemann Property Ltd managing director John Zeyung Yang have been arrested in connection with the scandal that has been under investigations for four years.

Mr Obiri was the MD of Quantech Consultancy as the mall was being built. The arrests were effected by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission.

“EACC is pursuing the rest of the suspects. They are hereby directed to present themselves at Integrity Centre or the nearest EACC office immediately,” the statement signed by EACC chief executive Twalib Mbarak said.

The arrests follow the conclusion last week of investigations by a team from the commission and the DPP’s office.

According to Mr Haji, Erdemann Properties Ltd directors gave LBDA Board chairman George Onyango Oloo Sh17 million, apartments and shops in bribes.

POCKETED SH12M

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