Kidero says his wealth is clean, alleges witch-hunt
Hillary Mageka @hillarymageka
Former Nairobi Governor Dr Evans Kidero has termed claims that he acquired wealth valued at Sh8 billion through illicit means as perpetuation of malice and witch-hunt by anti-graft agencies.
Kidero, a former Managing Director of collapsed Mumias Sugar Company, said allegations by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission that he and three others illegally acquired Sh11 billion wealth a perfect case of witch-hunt laced in lies.
EACC chairman Eliud Wabukala yes revealed that his commission targets to recover Sh11 billion from former county bosses Ferdinand Waititu (Kiambu), Mike Sonko (Nairobi), Kidero (Nairobi) and Moses Lenolkulal (Samburu).
“I acquired the properties I have before I went to City Hall. I was not a public servant.
The time I was at City Hall I acquired only one property,” Kidero told People Daily in an interview even as he protested what he termed as mob lynching by EACC.
“In fullness of time, I will demonstrate to Kenyans that the wealth I have accumulated in my over 20 years managerial career and a five-year tenure as governor is purely hard work nothing less,” he added.
Wabukala on Tuesday said four governors amassed wealth valued at Sh11.5 billion during their tenure but could not explain how they got them.