What charges Nairobi County officials are facing

Following a comprehensive investigation by the EACC, the Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji (pictured) has said there is sufficient evidence to warrant prosecution of Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko.

He will be arraigned alongside other persons for the crimes of conflict of interest.

They are said to have received monies from the County of Nairobi, unlawful acquisition of public property, money laundering and other economic crimes.

Investigations by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission uncovered numerous instances of criminal conduct and a general disregard of the law, Haji said.

“Public officials should be role models for the citizens they serve by adhering to the highest of standards,” the DPP added during the presser in Nairobi.

Those mentioned will be charged with the following offences:
1.    Conspiracy to commit an offence of corruption contrary to Section 47A (3) as read with Section 48 of the Anti-Corruption and Economic Crimes Act.
2.    Willful failure to comply with law relating to procurement contrary to section 45 (2) (b) as read with Section 48 of the Anti-Corruption and Economic Crimes Act.
3.    Conflict of interest contrary to section 42(3) as read with Section 48 of the Anti-Corruption and Economic Crimes Act.
4.    Abuse of office contrary to section 46 as read with Section 48 of the Anti-Corruption and Economic Crimes Act.
5.    Unlawful acquisition of public property contrary to section 45(1)(a) as read with sections 48 (1) and (2) of the Anti-Corruption and Economic Crimes Act.
6.    Deceiving principal contrary to section 41 (2) as read with Section 48 of the Anti-Corruption and Economic Crimes Act.
7.    Money laundering contrary to Sections 3(b)(i) as read with section 16 of the Proceeds of Crime and Anti-Money Laundering Act No. 9 of 2009.
8.    Acquisition of proceeds of crime contrary to Section 4 of Proceeds of Crime and Anti-Money Laundering Act No. 9 of 2009.

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But Haji was quick to add he is cognizant of the principle of innocence until proven guilty.

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Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin HajiEACCNairobi Governor Mike Sonko