EACC launches manhunt for Samburu officials after governor fined Ksh 100m

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EACC detectives have launched manhunt for 13 other officials from Samburu county, among them Samburu governors deputy, county secretary, chief finance officer, former chief officer in charge of environment and several other chief officers.

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The 14 suspects are linked to Sh84.7-million fuel-supply scandal in which Oryx Service Station, which police believe is owned, by Mr Kasaine and Mr Ndathi, who were given a tender to supply the county government against the law.
The Governor was picked up from his Nairobi home at dawn and driven to EACC offices for processing to face abuse of office charges and those of conspiracy to commit an economic crime.

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Haji said investigations had established the Governor was trading with the county government through Oryx Service Station for the supply of fuel since March 27, 2013.
He added the Governor failed and or neglected to disclose his interest in the said service station.

The governor is required to pay a Sh100m cash bail, the other option being a Sh150 million bond with a surety of the same amount.
The governor was arraigned at the Milimani Law Courts today to face charges of corruption and abuse of office.

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During the period in question, Oryx Service Station received a total of Sh84million from the Samburu County Government.

According to the DPP the money was shared between the governor and his proxy Hesbon Ndathi.

The payment received by the service station was facilitated by chief officers in contravention of the law.

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