The former Nairobi Governor Dr Evans Kidero has decided to speak out how the EACC staged his arrest.
According to the ex-governor, detectives came to his house at 4am to arrest him and take him to the EACC headquarters by 7am where he found “all international and local media waiting to blow the news-making headlines”.
“It’s a demonstration that EACC is only interested in cheap media publicity and to try my case in the court of public opinion rather than present their case in a formal judicial system where they have to provide proof beyond excitement of arrests and media.
I was arrested at 6am; why wasn’t I taken to court on the same day? The plan it would appear was to keep me in a police station the whole weekend,” he questioned.
Kidero is accused of receiving Sh14 million, which was wired to his account, from a firm associated with Wainaina, who had in turn received the money from lawyer Steve Kariuki.
He and five others before court have this afternoon denied all charges including money laundering, abuse of office and unlawful acquisition of public property.
Kidero was arrested last week on Friday and spent the weekend in police custody.
He and 16 co-accused are facing charges of corruption in which they are accused of irregularly paying Sh68m to Wachira Mburu and Advocates law firm.