EACC Nabs Several Company Directors in Ksh55 Million Govt Scandal


Several company directors were among 10 officials arrested for mysteriously withdrawing Ksh55 million from Ol Kalou National Government Constituencies Development Fund (NG-CDF).

The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) revealed that the suspects were set to be arraigned at the Nyahururu Anti-Corruption Court on Monday morning.

They reportedly embezzled a combined Ksh55.8 million purported to be payments for road projects in the constituency, which were never done. 

The suspects were arrested and processed at the EACC Nyeri Regional Offices on Friday, May 3, 2024, ahead of their arraignment in court.

An image of a legal scale and a gavel.



The arrest came after the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) recommended for the arrest and arraignment of 16 people in relations to the economic crimes.

DPP Renson Ingonga directed that the officials be arraigned after he established that they were involved in a Ksh62 million graft case.

An earlier report indicated that Ksh62 million was disbursed to Ol Kalou NG-CDF accounts before Ksh55.8 million was withdrawn without following the procedures.

A total of seven companies and their directors reportedly colluded with NG-CDF officials to participate in the scandal.

At the time, roughly three weeks prior, some of the officials roped into the scandal claimed that the withdrawal was for various road works.

However, no official documents were provided to support their claims, according to the ODPP.

The suspects are facing 16 counts of corruption and economic crimes with their first arraignment expected to kick off on Monday at 9:00 am.

It is still not clear whether EACC will arrest the other suspects.

A photo of the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) Offices at Integrity Centre in Nairobi taken on ‎November 18, ‎2019.




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