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DPP Noordin orders arrest of Tharaka Nithi Governor

By Susan Njire

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The director of public prosecutions DPP Noordin Haji has approved the Prosecution of Tharaka Nithi Governor Onesmus Muthomi Njuki and 16 other individuals.In a statement the DPP stated that they had acquired enough evidence against the county Officials and related entities over the irregular award of the Ksh.34.9 million solid waste project.

He said,“I am satisfied that there is sufficient evidence to support the various charges under the Anti-corruption and economic crimes.”He added, “ I direct that the suspects be apprehended and arraigned in court to face various charges against them.”Mr. Noordin Haji has in an explicit statement revealed how the governor wired the amount from the public coffers through a company by the name Westomaxx investment limited.

Seven other companies associated with the governor submitted their bids to supply, install and commission a solid waste incinerator.The company which finally got the tender according to the D.P.P is directly linked to the governor who colluded with 16 other proxies at the county.Most of the suspects mentioned in the statement work at the Tharaka Nithi County headquarters. They will be charged under the Anti-corruption and economic crimes.


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