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EACC Officers Raid Governor Waiguru’s Homes

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Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) detectives raided Governor Anne Waiguru’s mansions in Nairobi and Kirinyaga counties on Thursday morning August 20.

Citizen TV was first to report that the houses that were raided are at Kihingo Village International School of Kenya, Nairobi in Kitusuru and her residence in Kerugoya.

The EACC sleuths are said to have raided her homes claiming that they had a warrant for the search.

Former Devolution CS Anne Waiguru’s (left) residence in the posh Kitusuru estate in Nairobi. Source: Nairobi News

The sleuths are said to be looking for documents that may link the governor to any abuse of office charges.

The raid comes a month after Kirinyaga MCAs impeached Waiguru who was later reinstated by the senate.

The county chief pleaded with a senate committee to dismiss the MCAs’ case against her terming it trivial and full of innuendos.

She added, “Outside conspiracies visited on us with the help of a few local leaders has brought shame and humiliation to us at home. I pray that it should never be allowed to happen again.”

While acquitting her over impeachment, the Senate concluded that “there exists a well-orchestrated and complex web of corruption in the tendering process at the county government of Kirinyaga.”

Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru appearing before the senate commitee for her impeachment hearing on Tuesday, June 23, 2020. Source: Citizen Digital

Sources said the EACC intends to scrutinise all the controversial procurement that have dogged Kirinyaga county.

“The imprests payments that MCAs raised in their petition are the main issue that concern her [Waiguru] though there are other issues,”a highly placed source at the EACC told the Star.

During her impeachment, MCAs claimed Waiguru was irregularly paid travel allowances amounting to Ksh10.6 million “yet she did not make the trips”.

The MCA had claimed that Waiguru presided over a corrupt and joint criminal enterprise by ensuring persons who had close association to her presided over the evaluation and award of tenders.

Governor Waiguru spotted playing solitaire during her impeachment motion. Source: The Star

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