Nairobi governor decries witch hunt by EACC

Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero has hit out at the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission for trying to politicise the integrity issue in order to lock out certain politicians from contesting in the August 8 polls.

Addressing the media at Mwangaza Seventh Day Adventist Church in Kayole, Nairobi, Dr Kidero said that he is not being investigated and that he had been cleared by both EACC and the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission.

“It has come to my attention that EACC has given a document to IEBC with my name claiming that I have integrity issues.

“They are playing politics because three weeks ago I got my letter of clearance from the same agency.

“I do not have any investigations going on that I am aware of neither have I been charged in a court of law and according to fair administration of justice, if you are being investigated you need to be told and served and such has not been done on me,” Dr Kidero said.

The governor added that he also has clearance from the Kenya Revenue Authority and a certificate of good conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations.

Hence, he said he reads mischief in the continued trailing by the agency terming it political witch hunt.

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A pathfinder from Mwangaza SDA Church in Kayole, Nairobi, on June 3, 2017 dresses Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero with a scarf. PHOTO | COLLINS OMULO | NATION MEDIA GROUP

The county boss claimed that the agency is working at the behest of “their masters” who are hell bent on seeing him lose out in the coming elections.

“They were accusing me that my foundation had Sh2.7 billion where in real sense my foundation had only Sh44,306.60 at the time.

“As a professional institution, they need to verify any information before they go public with it,” he said.

Dr Kidero praised the electoral commission for clearing him to defend his seat, urging the officials to carry out their duties professionally.


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