Wajir Head Of Treasury, County Secretary Arrested Over Ksh26 Million Scandal

Wajir County Head of Treasury and the County Secretary, Jeff Mworia Kithinji and Ahmed Sahal respectively have been arrested Ksh26 million graft scandal in the county.

Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) says that the two suspects colluded with bank officials and illegally withdrew county funds

“Investigations by EACC established that Wajir County Government officials in cahoots with KCB Bank officials irregularly withdrew and embezzled Ksh26.1 million held at the County Government Imprest Account,” the commission said.

Read: NHIF CEO Geoffrey Mwangi, Finance Director Arrested Over Graft

This comes days after EACC raided homes of Wajir Governor Mohamed Muhamud Abdi in Nairobi and Wajir.

Kithinji’s wife was also arrested for allegedly destroying crucial documents related to the probe.

The papers were linked to a case under investigation involving the embezzlement of Ksh350 million.