Tana River: EACC Arrests County Officials Over 3.6M Borehole

Three senior Tana River County officials have been arrested by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission for irregular procurement of funds to drill boreholes.

The three officials are accused of receiving Sh3,635,512 in compensation for borehole drilling services in Mororo, Tana North sub-county, during former governor Hussein Dado’s tenure.

The Malindi anti-corruption court will on Wednesday charge a county Chief Office, Muhamed Muhammad Guracho, who was seized on Wednesday morning, Tana Water and Sanitation Company technical manager, Salim Juma Makorani, who was seized on Tuesday night and water director, Gwiyo Madubi, who was arrested on Tuesday.

According to an EACC statement, the three will be charged with abuse of office and wilful failure to comply with laws relating to public procurement.

The arrests come as the EACC investigates several other procurement irregularities in the county government.

The agency is also looking into the procurement of motorbikes and ambulances in Governor Dhadho Godhana’s administration, which it raised months before the August 9 elections.

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