Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu is battling to clear his name from the Kenya Revenue Authorities with numerous gaps under his name.
Waititu has been on the radar of EACC over claims of graft and his sudden wealth in the city. The commission has been conducting a lifestyle audit on Waititu and says they have gathered crucial information that they are now using as the basis of their investigations.
KRA is also investigating if he has paid his taxes in the past years. Waititu has denied claims of corruption and insisted his property was legally acquired.
On May 2 this year, questions arose over the Kiambu County Government’s alleged allocation of Ksh.1 billion to functions of the national government.
The Auditor General revealed that the county had budgeted for State House functions, benefits for retired presidents, Free Primary Education and the South Sudan peace program.
In his defence, Waititu insinuated that the report might have been interfered with to embarrass him.
“I want to believe that this report was not interfered with by anybody to put in those things so that when I come here I will be cornered the way you’re cornering me,” said Waititu.
It later emerged that money from 11 counties was erroneously allocated to national government functions.
Treasury officials blamed county governments for their alleged failure to follow procedures for disclosure of expenditure and budget execution.
Waititu is battling to clear his name as the eyes of EACC turn all their focus on him.
However, The Deputy President William Ruto was quick to defend Governor Waititu after the expose of the Bizarre budget line.