Former Nyandarua Governor arraigned in court

Former Nyandarua Governor Daniel Waithaka and two other were on Friday arraigned before Nyahururu court over Ksh 50 million corruption charges.

The other two arraigned alongside the former Governor were water executive Grace Gitonga and engineer Gaiko Kihiu Gachiga.

Appearing before Nyahururu resident magistrate James Wanyanga, they were referred to to Nakuru high court as the court lacks jurisdication to hear corrupt cases.

Other than corruption charges, the three were also charged with failure to comply with procurement laws, undertaking of a project without proper planning, abuse of office and improper acquisition of public property.

Director of Public Prosecution Noordin Haji had on Wednesday ordered the arrest of the three for failure to comply with procurement law.

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In 2014 the county government entered into a deal with Tahai Limited to do a water master plan and sewerage system for Ol Kalouwhich is the headquarter for the county.

The firm was paid Ksh 50 million. The DPP also noted that the firm was later engaged in February 2016 to do the project yet the agreement was signed two years earlier in April 2014.

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