Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission detectives investigating allegations of graft in Kiambu County Government on this morning (Thursday) raided the Nairobi and Kiambu homes of Governor Ferdinand Waititu.
The officers went to Waititu’s homes in Runda, Kiambu and Garden estate where they ransacked them for documents with his wife, and daughter taken to Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission offices at Integrity Center for questioning over claims of graft.
Waititu was at his Runda home when the team pounced.
Officials said apart from Waititu, 15 other county officials were targeted. Waititu has been on the radar of EACC over claims of graft and his sudden wealth in the city. The commission has been conducting a lifestyle audit on Waititu and says they have gathered crucial information that they are now using as the basis of their investigations.
KRA is also investigating if he has paid his taxes in the past years. Waititu has denied claims of corruption and insisted his property was legally acquired. A fortnight ago, Waititu was at pains to explain to the senatorial Public Accounts and Investments Committee how his government had budget lines for South Sudan Peace process, the Statehouse and remuneration for presidents. He said the lines were sneaked into the budget by his enemies and wasn’t aware of them until that moment.
In what the Auditor general refers to as of budgeted corruption, Waititu is also on the radar for awarding his family tenders worth hundreds of millions.
He however dismissed the same as “a big lie.” “I want people to know that even before venturing in politics 20 years ago when I was elected councilor, I was already driving a Mercedes limousine and a Range Rover besides owning a palatial home in Nairobi and running 25 lorries on the road,” he said.
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