The war against corruption is now being intensified by the EACC with City politicians who are largely linked with corruption at City Hall being targeted.
According to a dossier prepared by the anti graft body which has already leaked to the media, EACC is planning to nail down notorious City politicians who have corruption cases dating back to 20 years ago. Sources indicate that we are likely to see more arrests and prosecution when the EACC makes public their latest dossier. Here are some of the leaders targeted;
1.STAREHE MP: MAINA KAMANDA The former cabinet Minister is accused of grabbing a plot belonging to pumwani Nyayo maternity ward in Nairobi with the aide of Eastleigh business man Sheikh Burani where he has constructed a residential estate as well as claims of grabbing a public land behind KCB in Buru Buru estate.
Kamanda who is also the Transport Committee chairman in Parliament is under probe over the controversial standard gauge railway project.
Kamanda is claimed to have been bribed by businessmen and wheeler dealers with interest in the Sh327 billion project to influence their decision to endorse it.
Sources within the anti-corruption team revealed that the investigations are centered on a trip to China by some of the committee members and Transport ministry officials to undertake due diligence on CSR Ziyang, the company awarded the tender to supply locomotives.
The railway tender was awarded to China Road and Bridge Corporation after Kamanda allegedly received millions of shillings in kickbacks. He’s also accused of using his position in same transport committee to influence the appointment of his son as a board of directors member at KPA. Kamanda also grabbed a plot for construction of outering market.
2.NAIROBI WOMEN REP: RACHAEL SHEBESH The Nairobi Women representative is accused of embezzling millions belonging to Roy Sambu women which was raised by women groups from the area with a promise of starting a multimillion shilling project for the women.
In the second case facing Shebesh, the Nairobi Women representative is accused of occupying a prime plot in Kilimani area in Nairobi which was allegedly grabbed by his father who was a City Mayor. The property behind Palacina Hotel was meant for the constriction of Kilimani Health Center.
3.NAIROBI SENATOR: MIKE SONKO The Senator and former Makadara MP who is already named in the first EACC dossier over a 1.3 Kshs Billion Kenya pipeline tender deal, is now accused of leading an illegal protest and destruction of private property along Jogoo Road during his time as Makadara MP.
4.NAIROBI GOVERNOR: EVANS KIDERO The Nairobi Governor who is already in the EACC over claims of engaging in irregularities in the signing of an MoU with Foton East Africa.
It is alleged that he signed a Sh4.6 billion deal in a plan to launch the Metro transportation system in a flawed manner and heâ€™s also accused that before he left the now collapsing Mumias Sugar Company, he processed legal fees of Sh300m and instantly paid Sh280m for services not rendered to the company.
But now Kidero is facing fresh claims of abetting crime after EACC detectives found millions of shillings in several accounts of Nairobi County Chief Finance Officer Jimmy Mutuku Kiamba who has already been charged in Court.
There are also fresh allegations including audio recordings that Kidero bribed senior Eacc officers including The CEO Mr. Halake his deputy Mr. Mubeo and one commissioner to have Sonkos name inserted in the Eacc dossier so that he can be silenced on corruption allegations he raised against kidero
5.KASARANI MP: JOHN CHEGE The former Councillor is accused of corruptly soliciting a Shs 100,000 bribe from a businessman Abdiragman Abdullahi with a promise of giving him a CDF tender. The MP is also accused of bribing Judiciary officials to ensure his case was dropped due to lack of evidence. The Dpps office is now appealing against his acquittal
6.EMBAKASI CENTRAL MP: JOHN NDIRANGU The former City Mayor is facing various corruption charges. The first case is the mysterious disappearance of the Mayorâ€™s golden chain during his term at City Hall in 2001. The chain valued at Kshs 100 million was later found in Paris France but itâ€™s alleged that Ndirangu had already pocketed millions of shillings from the buyers of the gold chain.
Ndirangu is also facing allegations of grabbing a prime plot along outering road which was meant for development of a public market. He’s constructed a club VISA PLACE. When the county Gvt was doing a follow up on the reppossion of this same public utility set aside for construction of a market Ndirangu gave a portion of the huge plot to Kideros and tom Odongo proxies
7.DAGORETI SOUTH MP: DENNIS WAWERU The first time MP has breached Chapter 6 of the constitution on leadership and Integrity. The MP is accused by a petitioner of being ………The ball is now in the EACC court to move with speed and arrest the city leaders who are now likely to be barred from the next general elections in 2017 if they are charged in Court.