EACC officers storm Bungoma County offices to investigate wheelbarrow saga
01 October 2015, 13:49
Bungoma - Ethics and Anti Corruption officers Thursday morning stormed Bungoma County headquarters and grilled some senior officers on graft allegations.
The officers further raided the homes of the suspended Housing and Sanitation Chief Officer Evans Fwamba, head of finance Oscar Ojwang, head of procurement Jeremiah Muchembi and also questioned Chief of Staff Everett Wafula in his office.
Fwamba is being investigated over the alleged KES10 million loss when he was the Chief Officer in the ministry of tourism and environment where he failed to account for the money during the miss tourism pageant.
One of the affected victims told News24 that they had confiscated his phones and bank ATM cards saying they would use them in investigations.
“They raided my house at 4.00 am when I was sleeping and they asked me to comply with their directive. They then took my phones, ATM cards and ransacked my house before escorting me to the Governor’s office but they did not arrest me,” he said.
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Security was tight at the Governor’s office with security agents guarding everywhere as the EACC officers carried on with their investigations.
The officers stormed the County offices following the recent purchase of expensive wheelbarrows.
The officers never divulged any detail to the press but the terrified workers said EACC officers were ransacking every place for details.
However, while addressing the press, Governor Kenneth Lusaka asked the EACC Officers investigating the corruption allegations in his office to hurriedly complete their work and hand over to him their recommendations which he will act upon.
Lusaka said that he had invited the EACC sleuths to his office to investigate the graft claims in the finance, procurement and any other areas they will deem necessary.
“There is a lot of investigations and stories surrounding corruption allegations in various offices, that is why I invited the EACC officers to carry out their investigations so that I can crack the whip where necessary,” said Lusaka
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