Former Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero Arrested

  • Former Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero was on Wednesday arrested by detectives from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) over graft allegations.

    The body confirmed the arrest noting that he would be arraigned in court alongside seven others.

    "Former Nairobi Governor @KideroEvans arrested by @EACCKenya over graft. He will be arraigned before an anti-corruption Court alongside 7 others," they tweeted.

    Those to be arraigned alongside Kidero were senior officials in his administration.

    The Office of the Director of Public Prosecution disclosed that the suspects are believed to have engaged in mismanagement and embezzlement of public funds.

    Two traders are also among those who have been apprehended.

    Below are names of all the suspects:

    Evans Odhiambo Kidero - Former Nairobi County Governor

    Lilian Wanjiru Ndegwa - Former County Secretary NCC

    Jimmy Mutuku Kiamba - Former CFO-NCC

    Stephen Ogaga Osiro - Former H/o County Treasury

    Luke Mugo Gatimu - Ag Chief Officer Finance

    Maurice Ochieng Okere - Ag Head of County Treasury

    Gregory Mwakanongo - CEC Member- Finance & Economic Planning

    John Githua Njogu -Lodwar Wholesalers/Ngurumani Traders Ltd

    Grace Njeri Githua- Lodwar wholesalers /Ngurumani Traders Ltd

    "The Commission forwarded the investigations file and documentary exhibits vide a letter dated July 13, 2018 together with a report under section 35 of the Anti-corruption & Economic Crimes Act (ACECA).

    "The DPP has independently reviewed the file and material submitted to him and is satisfied that the persons named are criminally culpable jointly and severally," noted the ODPP in a statement.

    Kidero's arrest is among the most high-profile since the renewed fight against corruption was announced by President Uhuru Kenyatta.

    He becomes the second governor to be arrested after Busia Governor Sospeter Ojaamong was nabbed over misuse of public funds.

    [caption caption="File image of Evans Kidero"][/caption]