I Was Undercover - Gordwins Agutu Explains Multiple IDs After NTV Exposé

  • Network Action against Corruption (NAAC) Director Gordwins Agutu
    Network Action against Corruption (NAAC) Director Gordwins Agutu
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  • Network Action Against Corruption (NAAC) Director Gordwins Agutu has come out to clear the air after members of the public raised suspicions about him.

    Following his appearance on Dennis Okari's Covid-19 Millionaires exposé, reports surfaced that he had been arrested for the possession on many staff identification cards including one from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations, Kenya Revenue Authority, and the Kenya Pharmacy and Poisons Board.

    Speaking with Kenyans.co.ke, Agutu claimed that the cards were issued to him as an undercover investigator.

    Network Action against Corruption (NAAC) Director Gordwins Agutu
    Network Action against Corruption (NAAC) Director Gordwins Agutu
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    He stated that as the director of the Network Action against Corruption (NAAC), he had patnered with security agencies to investigate an issue at the Kenya Ports Authority. 

    "There was some contraband sugar that was seized at the port. We received reports that some of the sugar was being released in small quantities, and went it to investigate. The badges helped to get access to information for the purposes of investigations," he explained. 

    Agutu added that those involved got wind of his the operation and decided to out him a conman and impostor.

    "I have a letter written to the DCI to investigate over the same," he added. 

    He stated that some of the cartels that were involved in the KPA sugar scandal had found a way into the Kenya Medical Supplies Agency and were using the same tactics to discredit his remarks on the Covid-19 Millionaires exposé.

    Agutu further added that other state agencies he had investigated included the Kenya Pipeline and the National Construction Authority. 

    "NAAC is responsible for investigations and preventing corruption, economic crimes and educating the public on the dangers of corruption," he explained.

    He added that the NGO does not have any prosecution powers but collaborates with the Attorney General, DPP, DCI, and EACC.

    "All cases are forwarded after investigations for prosecution. NAAC receives funding in aid of its operation," he explained. 

    He also revealed that he had gone into Industrial Area Prison as an undercover inmate and later appeared during an expose on KTN News

    Network Action Against Corruption Director Gordwins Agutu (centre) during a past press briefing
    Network Action Against Corruption Director Gordwins Agutu (centre) during a past press briefing
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