Samburu Governor Moses Lenolkulal has been arrested on Tuesday morning by EACC over the looting of about sh 2 billion.
Those ordered for prosecution include Kasaine’s deputy Julius Leseeto, county secretary Stephen Letinina, chief finance officer Daniel Lenolkirina and former chief office in charge of environment and natural resources Josephine Lenasalia.
Others are Chief officer in charge of agriculture Reuben Lemunyete, education’s Linus Lenolngenje, transport’s Paul Lolmingani, lands’ Bernard Lesurmat, gender’s Andrew Lanyasunya, sports’ David Loosenge, head of supply chain management Geoffrey Kitewan and businessman Hesbon Ndathi.
The governor is alleged to have used his company Oryx service station to supply fuel to the county government.
The governor is said to have failed and or neglected to disclose his interest in the said service station.
Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission detectives said they were looking for 13 other officials including his deputy, county secretary, chief finance officer, former chief officer in charge of environment and several other chief officers.
The 14 suspects are linked to Sh84.7-million-fuel-supply scandal in which Oryx Service Station, owned by Mr Kasaine and Mr Ndathi, was given a tender to supply the county government against the law.
“It is clear that the governor engaged in conduct that is expressly prohibited in law and in clear violation of the constitutional principles governing the conduct of public state officers,” Haji said in a statement.
The service station received Sh84.6 million from the county government and shared between the Governor and his proxy Hesbon Ndathi.“The payment received by the said station was facilitated by the chief officers in contravention of the law,” he said.
EACC had on February 20 raided the homes of the officials as part of their probe into the claims.