Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua Raises Concerns Over Evans Kidero's Arrest

  • Machakos County Governor Alfred Mutua has expressed his concerns over the arrest of former Nairobi County Governor Evans Kidero.

    Governor Mutua, on Thursday, while welcoming the move sent an appeal to authorities involved in the fight against corruption.

    In an interview at Milele FM's breakfast show, the governor held that arrests made should not just be for the sake of procedures but an actual attempt to stem out embezzlement of public resources and corruption.

    [caption caption="Governor Mutua addressing a function in the past(PHOTO/COURTESY)"][/caption]

    He stated that the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) ought to be certain of the direct involvement of those being arrested noting holding one for ills committed by junior staff was uncalled for.

    He indicated that Kidero, just like every other county boss, had people who serve under him across the county and he shouldn't be held just because of being at the helm of the county administration

    "A governor and even the president has people working under him across the entire county. There are several officers below his office but if he is arrested for their mistakes then everybody can be arrested. We can even say the NYS scandal was under President Kenyatta, so does it mean he has to be arrested?" posed Governor Mutua.

    Mutua, in June this year, presented himself before EACC officials with details of his wealth in readiness for a lifestyle audit.

    He invited the officer to a lifestyle audit on his won life handing them crucial bank account details, records of his property and those of his relatives.

    “On my end, I freely gave the EACC details of my accounts, properties, relatives etc for an audit. I hope other leaders will do the same. We must rescue Kenya,” the governor announced in June through his social media.

    This was just a few days after he lost in a court case by Wiper Party's Wavinya Ndeti challenging his re-election as Governor.

    Mutua called on other politicians to follow suit and embrace the lifestyle audit directive issued by President Uhuru Kenyatta.

    [caption caption="Governor Mutua speaks to the media (PHOTO/COURTESY)"][/caption]