Ethics and Anti-corruption Commission (EACC) has been on a mission to recover millions allegedly lost from City Hall and it wants to recover them from former Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero.
According to Ethics and Anti-corruption Commission (EACC), millions were lost during the term of Evans Kidero and in new court documents; Kidero used funds from City Hall to build his Nairobi luxury apartments.
The anti-corruption body revealed that the former Governor reportedly used funds from City Hall to upgrade luxurious apartments he owns in Riverside Drive. EACC revealed that Ksh58.8 million was lost in the entire scheme following a botched land deal between City Hall and a non-existent company.
Evans Kidero allegedly wired Ksh14.4 million to a contractor who was involved in the construction works of his apartments. This is after he had authorized payment from the county government coffers to a non-existent company. A law firm was hired to represent the county in the deal and demanded millions in legal fees.
The law firm’s managing director was paid Ksh58 million of which he retained Ksh11.5 million before transferring Ksh7 million and Ksh15 million to different entities. Kidero then allegedly forwarded the money to the contractor for the apartments.
“The legal fee claim was a fraudulent scheme set to defraud the county government of Nairobi as the said fee claim was founded on a false claim, by a non-existent company and intentionally filed by an unqualified person with the intention of rendering the suit incompetent,” EACC noted.
EACC faulted the former county boss for acquiring proceeds of crime and unjust enrichment through the Ksh14.4 million payouts.
In the mission to recover the money, the anti-corruption body is seeking one of the apartments to be held in trust on behalf of City Hall.