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EACC grills Waititu, his top officials over graft - 5 days ago, 08:55

Kamau Maichuhie

Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu spent the better part of yesterday at the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) offices as an ongoing probe into graft at the county intensified.

Mr Waititu arrived at the commission offices at Integrity Centre in Nairobi shortly before 10am and spent more than eight hours with investigators.

It was the third time the governor was appearing before the officers.

His wife Susan Wangari Ndung’u and daughter Monica Njeri have also, in previous weeks, been questioned.

An official aware of the investigations yesterday said there were issues they wanted to clarify with the governor.

Commission CEO Twalib Mbarak said they are investigating irregular award of tenders valued at Sh588 million to companies associated with Waititu and members of his immediate family.

Fraudulent payments

“Preliminary investigations show the contractors paid monies to senior county officials, their companies or relatives through proxies,” he said.

He added they ...
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