Ex-Murang'a Governor Mwangi wa Iria faces six charges over Sh140m publicity tender

Ex-Murang'a Governor Mwangi wa Iria. [File, Standard]

Former Murang’a Governor Mwangi wa Iria set to face six charges including abuse of office and money laundering in the Sh140m publicity tender saga, Director of Public Prosecution Renson Ingonga has ordered.

In a circular seen by The Standard, the former governor together with seven county officials are accused of engaging in procurement irregularities in the award of publicity tenders to Top Media Consultancy and Value View Limited.

“The Director of Public Prosecution has today made the decision to charge Murang’a County Government officials over procurement irregularities amounting to Sh140 million,” read the circular in part.

Ingonga has recommended that the eight be charged with conspiracy to commit an offense of corruption, abuse of office, unlawful acquisition of public property, money laundering, conflict of interest and dealing with suspect property.