Adan Harakhe/file photo
BY UPESI NEWS TEAM,NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 25 – Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission detectives on Friday morning arrested Former National Youth Service boss Adan Harakhe and former tender committee chairman in the Ministry of Devolution Hassan Noor with the intent of arresting and arraigning them in court to answer to charges relating to dubious dealings at the NYS.
Former Principal Secretary Peter Mangiti was also arrested for the second time over suspect payment clearances at the NYS and once again arraigned at the Milimani Law Courts.
He was among a bus load of persons arrested by Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission detectives on Friday in relation to tender irregularities.
Harakhe and Noor fought arrest and prosecution by pre-empting both actions when they moved to court and temporarily secured favourable orders.
Harakhe has been at the heart of the theft of funds from the NYS since June last year; first as a witness and now as a suspect.
Former Devolution Cabinet Secretary Anne Waiguru was accused by Members of Parliament of shielding Harakhe against prosecution with regard to the theft of Sh791 from the NYS despite the fact that it was his IFMIS password used.
It also came out during the National Assembly probe into the affair that Harakhe was transferred to the NYS under her orders to take up a post specially created for him and given the Authority to Incur Expenditure.