Samburu governor has claimed that the charges labelled against him don’t hold any water as they are manipulated to kill his political career.
The Ethics and Anti corruption commission arrested him on tuesday morning and charged him with frauding the County more than sh 2 billion.
The governor also distanced himself from members of his staff including his personal assistant who was named by EACC for opening proxy companies and awarding themselves tenders and huge pays.
He insisted that everyone should carry their own cross.
“As a government, we are fully open to investigations to ensure that this matter is dealt with,” he said.
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.
“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.