Governor to appear before anti-graft team

By: KEN BETT

Marsabit Governor Ukur Yatani and County Secretary Umuro Godana will Tuesday appear before the anti-corruption agency.

Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission Upper Eastern (EACC) acting Director Ignatius Wekesa said the county boss will be questioned on several issues.

“I have forwarded his name (Mr Yatani) and that of the county secretary to our office in Nairobi, and they will appear before our officers tomorrow (today),’’ Mr Wekesa said on the phone.

This will be the second time the governor will be appearing before the EACC since his name was on the “List of Shame” that President Uhuru Kenyatta presented to Parliament.

The county boss is accused of abusing his office in the purchase of motor vehicles for his government, implementing a fencing project.

He is also accused of manipulating the county budget, mismanagement and general corruption.

On April 27, Mr Yatani, accompanied by his lawyer Okon’go Omogeni, appeared before the EACC at Integrity Centre for questioning.

The governor has, however, defended himself against corruption allegations, saying they are aimed at portray him in bad light.

SOURCE: DAILY NATION