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Former Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero Arrested By EACC Officers

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Ex Nairobi County Governor Evans Kidero has been arrested at his Gigiri home.

EACC detectives and the police have been at the residence from 2 AM as they sought to search his home.

The Star reports that the former county boss declined to have let them in and demanded for a search warrant.

While addressing reporters, Kidero accused the government of harassing him.

“I was arrested on the 9th of August. We have been in court twice and there is no evidence adduced. This morning, EACC came with a search warrant for my house. It would appear to me that they are looking for evidence because they never had evidence to arrest me in the first place. They should have had evidence before arresting me,” he said.

The detectives then left with him to his Eldama Park offices where they conducted another search.

“And this is pure harassment, it is a violation of my rights and we will not take this lying down.”

On August 9, the ex county chief was apprehended on allegations of abuse of office, money laundering, bribery, conflict of interest and failure to protect public property.

“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,” DPP Noordin Haji said.

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He was charged alongside Lilian Wanjiru (former county secretary), Jimmy Mutuku (Former CFO), Gregory Mwakanongo (former Finance executive) and Stephen Ogago (Former H/O County Treasury).

Others were Luke Mugo (Ag Chief Officer Finance), Maurice Ochieng (Ag Head of County Treasury), John Githua and Grace Njeri of Lodwar Wholesalers Ltd and Ngurumani Traders Ltd and the two companies.

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