The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) has accused former Nairobi governor Evans Kidero of owning properties worth KSh 9 billion acquired dubiously. In an affidavit presented before the court, the commission accused the former governor of accumulating wealth through unscrupulous methods during his leadership at the ailing Mumias Sugar Company and as the county boss.
The EACC investigations indicated Kidero has millions of shillings in 18 bank accounts and several properties worth over KSh 9 billion. The properties are listed as below;
- Yala Towers in Nairobi – KSh 1.2 billion
- Muthaiga Heights – KSh 1 billion
- 50 rental units along Riara road – KSh 1 billion
- Gem apartments along state house Crescent – KSh 1 billion
- Gem apartments, Rose Avenue – KSh 700 million
- Gem apartments in Gigiri – KSh 100 million
- Four houses in Nyari estate Nairobi – KSh 800 million
- Ndege road property in Karen – KSh 600 million
- Houses in Riverside phase 2 – KSh 500 million
- Muthaiga residential home – KSh 300 million
- House in Rosslynn near Runda estate – KSh 100 million
- Riverside Drive house – KSh 90 million
- Maisonettes in Lake view, Kisumu – KSh 200 million
- Two houses in Gigiri – KSh 200 million
- 50 acres in Kisumu county – KSh 100 million
- 11 high end vehicles
- Parcels of land in Homa Bay and Kisumu.
The commission is also set to carry out more investigations on the governors 18 bank accounts over suspicious transactions. Between January 27, 2011, and December 31, 2015, the former county boss received KSh 317 million shillings in one of his bank accounts in cash deposits and another KSh 200 million in a fixed account.
Kidero had moved to court through his lawyer, Tom Ojienda, to stop probe against him after detectives raided his palatial home in Muthaiga for crucial documents to nail him down for graft allegations.
Kidero accused EACC of infringing into his privacy and wanted the Anti-Corruption Court to stop the commission from harassing him as owning property was not a crime.