Mithika Linturi: I have a net worth of Sh1.2 billion

Agriculture Cabinet Secretary nominee Mithika Linturi.[Elvis Ogina, Standard]

Agriculture Cabinet Secretary nominee Mithika Linturi says he has a net worth of Sh1.2 billion.

On Friday, October 21, the former Meru Senator told the National Assembly’s Committee on Appointments that he acquired his wealth through investment in commercial property, farming, and shares in SACCOs and publicly listed companies.

“My financial net worth is Sh1.2 billion, which I acquired through rental property, dairy farming, sukuma wiki farming and shares in SACCOs, including the Parliamentarians SACCO,” Linturi told the committee led by Speaker Moses Wetangula.

The CS nominee further said that the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) owes him money for wrongful prosecution.

Official records, however, indicate that there is no court order directing the EACC to pay Linturi for wrongful prosecution.

Linturi further said he had offered services to the government and was yet to receive payment for the work done.