Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) CEO Twalib Mbarak has revealed that a sitting governor is facing possible arrest and prosecution for violating the law.
The governor is said to have, among others, forged his degree certificate to meet the education threshold required to vie for the county seat.
Addressing Members of Parliament in Nairobi, Mbarak said the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Noordin Haji is in agreement with the commission’s recommendation to prosecute the governor.
However, Mbarak did not reveal the name of the said governor.
According to the sources at EACC, however the said governor is Jeremiah Lomurkai, who was elected on an ODM ticket.
“Mr. Mbarak informed the MPs that there is imminent arrest of one serving Governor for violation of the law. The Director of Public of Public Prosecutions has concurred with EACC recommendation to prosecute the Governor,” read EACC’s statement to newsrooms on Friday.
Mbarak said EACC has profiled all governors and will continue to prioritize investigations in county governments based on corruption risks identified in financial management, public procurement and recruitment.