Several prominent Kenyans including Mike Sonko are set to appear in court for various graft cases this week, according to the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC).
To begin with, the Milimani Anti-Corruption Law Court will from Tuesday July 25 to Thursday July 27 hear a case involving former Nairobi Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko alongside four others.
The accused were charged with conflict of interest with Sonko to have allegedly conspired with directors of private limited companies to embezzle Ksh.24.1 million from the Nairobi County Government during his term.
Additionally, the court will on Wednesday July 26 mention a case involving former Leader of Majority in the National Assembly Amos Kimunya. Kimunya together with 4 others were charged with abuse of office and fraudulent disposal of public property.
The allegations relate to the excision of 25 acres of land from parcel number Nyandarua /Njabini/530belongingg to Njabini Farmers Training Centre without consent of the Ministry of Agriculture.
Former Murang’a governor Mwangi wa Iria is facing a recovery suit for the sum of Ksh.547 million paid between 2013 and 2017 through awards of media buying tenders in a breach of procurement procedures and abuse of office when he was governor.
The case, which involves seven others, will be mentioned on Thursday July 27 at the Milimani Anti-Corruption Court.
Mwangi wa Iria has previously accused government insiders who want to be the Mt Kenya kingpin of using the anti-graft body to intimidate him.
“They used the EACC to cleanses themselves of huge cases and now they want to leave all the blame on me. I will not be intimidated. I am no longer in the office. If they want a fight, we will fight,” said Wa Iria.
The Environment and Land Court will on July 27 mention a case involving the Kensko Agro-Produce Limited. This seeks to recover public land in Mombasa that is reserved for Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC) but is illegally allocated to a private entity which sub-divided it into 5 parcels worth a total of Ksh.150 million.
“Three of the parcels were transferred to Housing Finance Company of Kenya while 2 were retained by the private entity,” said EACC.
On Wednesday July 25, the court will hear a case involving former manager at the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA), Joseph Chege Gikonyo and two others including his wife Lucy Kangai Stephen.
This involves a suit for recovery of Ksh.615 million unexplained wealth from the first defendant (KRA).
Further, the court will on Tuesday July 24 mention James Mwangi Gakuya and ten others charged with conflict of interest, fraudulent acquisition of property and willful failure to comply with the law involving procurement.
“Allegations relate to the allocation of Ksh.40 million by the National Government of Embakasi North Constituency Fund Committee in the Financial Year 2014/2015 to roads that were constructed by the Kenya Rural Roads Authority,” read part of the EACC statement.