Ny­eri duo to an­swer Sh3m graft queries

The Star (Kenya) - - News - WAMBUGU KANYI @joe­wambugu2003

For­mer Ny­eri Agri­cul­ture ex­ec­u­tive Shadrack Mubea and chief of­fi­cer David Nyaga yes­ter­day were ar­rested by EACC de­tec­tives over al­leged Sh3.9 mil­lion graft.

The two were sum­moned at the EACC of­fices in Ny­eri town. They were held at Ny­eri po­lice sta­tion over county gov­ern­ment con­tracts.

EACC Cen­tral re­gional of­fi­cer Faith Ng’ethe said the two were ar­rested after the money was paid to JKUAT En­ter­prise Ltd fol­lowin an au­dit of cof­fee so­ci­eties in the 2014-15.

“We have com­pleted in­ves­ti­ga­tions and the two will be charged,” she said.

Ny­eri Cen­tral po­lice boss Makau Ma­sai said the two will be charged with abuse of of­fice.

Mubea and Nyaga have been re­leased on Sh20,000 po­lice bond be­fore ap­pear­ing in court.

This comes two weeks after three for­mer county of­fi­cers were jailed over pro­cure­ment laws. The three were sen­tenced to three years in jail and fined Sh7.9 mil­lion each for vi­o­lat­ing pro­cure­ment laws. They were ac­cused of ir­reg­u­larly award­ing ten­ders and abuse of of­fice.

John Maina (Lands and In­fra­struc­ture), Martin Wamwea (Fi­nance), and Chief of Staff Si­mon Wachira were sen­tenced by chief mag­is­trate John Oyiengo of the Anti-Cor­rup­tion Court. Maina ad­mit­ted that there was no com­pet­i­tive bid­ding.

/ WAMBUGU KANYI

For­mer Agri­cul­ture ex­ec­u­tive sec­re­tary Shadrack Mubea

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