Court extends order barring Samburu Governor from accessing his office

Samburu Governor Moses Lenolkulal is escorted by security officers from Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission headquarters. [Jonah Onyango/Standard]
A court yesterday extended orders barring Samburu Governor Moses Kasaine (pictured) from accessing his offices in Maralal Town.

Anti-corruption court Chief Magistrate Lawrence Mugambi ruled that Mr Kassaine and his co-accused should stay away from the county’s offices pending determination of an application by the Director of Public Prosecutions seeking to bar him from exercising his duties for two years.

He also issued orders stopping the Director of the Integrated Financial Management and Information System (Ifmis) from allowing the governor and some county officials facing same charges, from accessing the platform.

Mr Kasaine was last month charged with conspiracy to commit an economic crime by receiving Sh84,695,996 from the county government through his company Oryx Services Station.

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In other counts, the governor was charged with abuse of office by allegedly using his office to improperly confer a benefit to himself and engaging in conflict of interest by trading with the county he is heading.

He was charged alongside 12 others.

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