Ethics and Anti-Corruption detectives raided Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu’s homes in Runda and Garden Estate this morning in search of vital information on money laundering claims and misuse of public funds.
They arrested him in his newly-acquired Runda home said to have cost him over Sh40 million. For six hours they interrogated him.
EACC boss Twalib Mbarak confirmed he was grilled over money laundering, acquisition of public money and awarding of tenders valued at Sh588 million to his companies and family members. The EACC has been conducting lifestyle audit on Waititu.
Mbarak said during the raid that done even in his family and senior county employees homes led to discovery of valuable evidence.
Waititu bought two buildings in Nairobi City Centre last year and there were claims he was in process of acquiring a third one. Recently he was grilled by Senate committee on expenditure in the county.
Waititu has been on the radar of EACC over claims of graft and his sudden wealth in the city. The commission has been conducting a lifestyle audit on Waititu and says it has gathered crucial evidence.
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