The Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission (EACC) has launched investigations over the irregular award of tenders worth Ksh 588 million to companies associated with Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu and members of his immediate family.
“Preliminary investigations show that contractors paid monies to senior County officials, their companies or relatives through proxies,” said EACC through a statement.
The Kiambu Governor is also on the spot over fraudulent acquisition of public funds, conflict of interest and money laundering.
“As part of the ongoing investigations, search operations were conducted by EACC on 23rd May 2019 in the homes and offices of the Kiambu County Governor, his family members, directors of private companies, and ten senior employees of the County Government,” said EACC CEO Twalib Mbarak.
EACC detectives confirmed the raid on Governor Waititu’s Runda and Garden estate homes in search of files and documents in the Thursday morning raid.
The Anti Corruption Commission also said that valuable evidence relevant to the investigation was recovered during the raid.
15 other Kiambu County officials are under the EACC spotlight over alleged corruption.