On Thursday 20th, Kenyans woke up to the news about the raid on Governor Waiguru’s rural home home at Kagio village, Kirinyaga County. The raid which was contacted by the Ethics and Anti-corruption Officers (EACC) happened at 6 am on Thursday.
Hours after the raid, EACC has issued out a statement explaining the raid.
In a statement released to the public, EACC boss Twalib Mbarak stated that the early morning operation was part of investigations into allegations that the Governor and other officials of the County Government of Kirinyaga, were irregularly paid travel allowances amounting to Ksh23 million and the monies were reportedly spent on non-existent trips.
The search warrants, according to EACC, were issued by the Chief Magistrate’s Court in Nyeri.
“EACC is in the process of establishing whether the trips were actually undertaken and whether the documents supporting disbursement of Kenya Shillings Twenty Three Million (Kshs. 23,000,000/ =) to County officials were genuine, ” said Mbarak.
“…Our officers have been granted access to several offices and residences with a view of retrieving information that may be useful to the ongoing investigation.” Part of the statement read.
This comes a couple of weeks after Kirinyaga MCAs filed a motion to impeach governor Waiguru on the basis of gross violation of the Constitution, abuse of office and gross misconduct.