Probe targets Waititu’s daughters fat accounts
SEE ALSO :300 tycoons probed over Sh10b land grabThe governor is accused of amassing questionable wealth since he assumed office late 2017. “All the 14 people including the Governor are persons of interest. We are probing any matter linked to financial impropriety, and irregular procurement dealings. We are still on the matter and checking on the movements of cash and property,” said Amaro He added: “We have not received any order blocking the investigation from any institution. The probe is on, including the two daughters of the governor.” Though EACC has not officially documented how much the daughters are worth, insiders admitted that it is significant to warrant attention. “The officers retrieved documents from Waititu’s houses and offices. The officers spent the whole day sorting out the documents to establish which are relevant to the case,” a source told the Sunday Standard. The governor has remained mum on the alleged involvement of his immediate family members in theft of millions of shillings from the county government coffers.
SEE ALSO :Suspect faults EACC in graft caseInvestigators involved in the case, painted a picture of a shaken Waititu during the raid at his house in Runda in Nairobi and interrogation. However, when he emerged from the house, to board the famous ‘political hearse’ van, he was composed. Among the issues under probe is claims that some of his relatives got tenders, a matter captured in the EACC Chief Executive Officer Twalib Mbarak statement on conflict of interest. But Waititu, after further probe at EACC headquarters, obtained a Sh500,000 anticipatory bail to block his impending arrest by police. The governor was accompanied by Senator Samson Cherargei and Karori Oliver Kipchumba, when he recorded statements on a number of issues after hours of agony at his Runda residence.
SEE ALSO :Sheria ya kuwapiga teke magavanaDuring the search, valuable evidence relevant to the investigations was recovered. But Waititu told off his critics, terming the graft purge a targeted fight against Tanga Tanga wing, allied to the Deputy President. He failed to address the substance of the matter and directed his anger at ‘Kieleweke.’ On claims about his family members doing business with the county, the governor said it is not an offence. He maintained that anybody is free do business with Kiambu county government.
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