EACC goes for city official over Ksh40m property

Thursday, August 25th, 2022 23:45 | By
Anti-Corruption Commission headquarters. PHOTO/Courtesy

The High Court has frozen 11 vehicles, three motorcycles and nine parcels of land owned by a Nairobi county procurement officer and which are suspected to be proceeds of crime.

Justice Daniel Ogembo froze the said properties following a suit by Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission, claiming Michael Ajwang had allegedly received over Sh40.8 million in bribes from several companies awarded tenders by the county.

“An order is hereby issued prohibiting the respondent, his agents or any other person from transferring or disposing of the said properties,” Justice Ogembo ordered.

EACC claims Ajwang earns a monthly salary of Sh53,685 and had amassed wealth that is not commensurate with his known sources of income.

The anti-graft agency said Ajwang is associated with a company, Hydeout Riviera Limited, which he allegedly uses to conceal proceeds of corruption.

It further claims the other director of the said company, Risper Ojigo, is his spouse.

“The Applicant (EACC) received information that AJwang has been receiving monies suspected to be bribed from entities that were awarded tenders by Nairobi County Government where he works as a Purchasing Officer in the procurement department,” EACC claims in court documents.

It is the EACC’s case that preliminary findings have raised suspicion that there is a huge disproportion between Ajwang’s assets and his legitimate known sources of income.

The case will be heard on September 22.

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