4 governors are under investigation by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) over the illicit acquisition of wealth amounting to Sh11 billion.
This was revealed by EACC chair Bishop Eliud Wabukala while he was giving account before the Senate Justice, Legal Affairs and Human Rights Committee.
Wabukala said that EACC has completed 6 high-profile cases including corruption offences that are linked to 9 former or current governors from; Nairobi, Kiambu, Nyandarua, Tharaka Nithi, Garissa, Migori, Busia, and Samburu counties with the cases still in court.
According to Wabukala, the commission has also concluded investigations on other cases still pending in court on allegations of illegal and unexplained wealth involving Mike Sonko, Evans Kidero, Moses Kassaine and Ferdinand Waititu.
The commission is also said to have completed investigations on the recent case in KEMSA where there were procurement irregularities and the case is pending review by the Director of Prosecution.
Wabukala boasted of the commission’s success in conclusion of 1000 corruption and related cases within the past 5 years.
“In the last 5 years, EACC has concluded 1000 investigations on corruption and related offences. Examples of high-impact cases involved 9 former/current Governors, Principal Secretaries, Senators, MPs, Managing Directors of State Corporations among others,” Wabukala said.
The commission is reported to have recovered and surrendered back to the public assets worth Sh25 billion and prevented the loss of about Sh30.4 billion through proactive investigation and dismantling corruption webs.
The commission is however facing challenges in terms of budgetary limitations, a feeble legal framework to implement Chapter 6 of the Constitution and political frustrations.