Former Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero to be held for Graft Charges

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BY PRUDENCE WANZA – Former Nairobi governor Evans Kidero was today at midday charged in court at the Milimani Law Courts. He was arraigned with 15 others to take plea before Chief Magistrate Douglas Ogoti.

Dr Kidero, who spent the weekend in custody, faces charges alongside other suspects among them; John Ndirangu Kariuki(former Nairobi Mayor), Paul Mutunga Mutungi(former Councillor) and George Wainaina Njogu(former Chief of staff)

They face charges relating to abuse of office, money laundering, conspiracy to commit offense of corruption and unlawful acquisition of public property.

He will be facing charges relating to irregular payment of Sh68 million to the firm of Wachira Mburu, Mwangi and Company Advocates.

The former governor and his co-accused denied the charges and requested to be released on bond.

They will be remanded at Kilimani Police Station awaiting ruling on bail application tomorrow.

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