In Summary
  • Mr Waititu was arrested in Nairobi as the anti-corruption watchdog investigates corruption in his government.
  • Detectives from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission took away the outspoken county boss after more than six hours of interrogation and search at his Runda home.

Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu was on Thursday evening released from police custody after a court granted him Sh500,000 anticipatory bail.

Kiambu Principal Magistrate Brian Khaemba ordered the governor to present himself alongside his lawyers to a police station.

Mr Waititu was arrested in Nairobi as the anti-corruption watchdog investigates corruption in his government.

Detectives from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) took away the outspoken county boss after more than six hours of interrogation and search at his Runda home.

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The crime busters raided the residence and the governor's offices a few minutes after 5am and started a search for files and documents.

The tens of officers camped at the home until noon when they arrested the county boss, who was restrained from leaving for work, and took him to Integrity Centre, the operations nerve centre of the EACC.

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