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BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,11TH JULY 2019-Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) detectives have arrested Nyakach MP Aduma Owuor over loss of funds at the Nairobi County Government during Governor Evans Kidero’s tenure.
Owuor was arrested in Kisumu by the anti-graft body’s detectives and is currently being grilled over the matter.
According to the EACC, the cash were lost during Owuor’s tenure as City Hall’s Legal Officer.
Former Nairobi governor Evans Kidero is a man who has had many court battles to fight since he left office.He currently faces charges of conspiracy to defraud Nairobi County but he argues it was anchored on a non-existent offence, that doesn’t warrant to be arbitrated in an Anti-Corruption Court.
Kidero faces charges together with 15 more suspects.
Kidero holds that , the prosecution had not indicated how he and eight others persons, acted corruptly or fraudulently and occasioned the loss of public funds.
Chief Magistrate Douglas Ogoti also rejected his plea to be tried separately saying he saw no harm or prejudice to be caused to Dr Kidero and other co-accused concerning the manner in which the charges were drafted and presented to the court.
In the case, Kidero is charged alongside former Nairobi County secretary Lillian Ndegwa, ex-Chief Finance Officer Jimmy Kiamba and among others.
Their charges range from abuse of office, fraudulent acquisition of public property, dealing with stolen public funds, receiving kickbacks and failure to pay taxes.