Wajir County Assembly Clerk Arrested Over Ksh26 Million Graft

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The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) have arrested Wajir County Assembly clerk, Osman Mohamed, over an alleged Ksh26 million graft.

According to the anti-corruption body, Mr Mohamed has been arrested for declining to produce documents on purchase of Ksh26 million vehicles for the governor.

His arrest comes a day after the EACC froze accounts claimed to belong to the nephew of Wajir Govenor Mohammed Abdi in the county corruption purge.

With a warrant from the courts, the EACC had the bank accounts belonging to Daayo Construction and General Supplies Limited and Fine Trust Construction Company frozen for six months at the Kenya Commercial Bank Wajir branch.

According to the EACC, family members close to the family conspired to defraud the county of Ksh26 million alleged to have been used to buy two luxury vehicles but instead they bought only one second-hand vehicle whose price was inflated.

Read: Blow To Wajir Governor Mohamed Abdi After Kampala University Disowns Him

Additionally, a balance of Ksh12 Million is mentioned to have been diverted to one of the official’s spouse’s account for unspecified reasons.

The agency also impounded the vehicle, a second hand a Toyota Landcruiser v8 purchased at Ksh.14 million, for inspection and valuation.

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Written by Jael Keya

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