The New Corruption Charges that may see Kidero Rotting at Kamiti

Things are getting worse for former Nairobi governor Evans Kidero as corruption scandals continue to haunt him, years after he left City hall.

Fresh from spending 6 days in custody, Kidero was again slapped with another shock on Tuesday as the High Court allowed a KSh 213 million corruption case to proceed.

Kidero had asked for the case to be delayed pending the hearing of an appeal he had filed.

Kidero and eight former county officials are accused of conspiring to commit fraud which led to the loss of Sh213,327,300 at the county government between January 16, 2014 and January 25, 2016.


The former governor is accused of receiving a bribe of Sh24 million from Lodwar Wholesalers Ltd in exchange of securing a Sh213 tender and that the firm failed to render services to the county. He is also charged with the conspiracy to commit an offence of corruption

Through his lawyer James Orengo, he had asked to be charged separately arguing that charges were lumped together with an aim of embarrassing him.

Last month, Kidero was arrested and in relation to an irregular payment of sh 68 million tha he allegedly paid to a law firm.

 He is facing five charges, among them money laundering, abuse of office and unlawful acquisition of public property.

There have been claims on social media that the former Mumias Sugar CEO is being politically targeted by malicious charges.

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