The High Court has issued orders freezing unexplained wealth of Ksh537 million owned by a purchasing officer employed by Nairobi County.
Michael Auka Ajwang is suspected to have engaged in corruption to acquire the wealth with a monthly salary of Ksh21,000.
Justice Esther Maina granted the orders following an application by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) which has been investigating the source of Ajwang’s vast array of assets he possesses.
The assets in question include nine properties, with one of them being a high-end hotel located in Kisumu, and a fleet of ten motor vehicles.
The EACC now wants the properties forfeited to the government.
“The investigation into Ajwang’s financial affairs has revealed a glaring disparity between his official salary and the extravagant wealth he possesses,” stated EA