- Kidero claims that 15 of the 75 properties the EACC has linked him to are owned by other individuals.
- The commission arrested Dr Kidero in September after raiding his Muthaiga and Kisumu homes, and his Westlands office.
Former Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero now claims that his assets, which are under investigation, are worth Sh563 million.
This is a drastic contrast with the Sh9 billion properties the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) says it is investigating.
Dr Kidero has accused the commission of over-valuing his assets and falsely listing him as the owner of some prime properties owned by other individuals to hoodwink courts into aiding a harassment campaign against him.
Dr Kidero claims that 15 of the 75 properties the EACC has linked him to are owned by other individuals.
While he admits owning 60 of the properties EACC listed as his in court, he argues that they are worth Sh563.9 million.
The EACC last week said it was investigating Dr Kidero for alleged embezzlement of public funds while at the helm of Nairobi County and Mumias Sugar Company.
It said the governor had assets worth Sh9 billion spread across the country, mostly land and buildings.
While arguing that Dr Kidero’s wealth is not commensurate with his known income sources, EACC said it had also found a Sh200 million balance in one of his bank accounts that it is investigating.
But Dr Kidero says the Sh200 million was a loan, which he deposited in the account.