Former Kiambu governor Ferdinard Waititu and his wife Susan Wangari Ndungu has gone into hiding following the directive of DPP to surrender themselves.
A source has hinted to newsline.co.ke that the governor couldn’t stomach the famous kamata kamata friday and spend all the weekend behind the police cells.
“The governor was aware of the plan to arrest him and he had to switch his phones off and disappear in a thin air waiting to surrender on Monday morning,’he said.
— Office of The Director Of Public Prosecutions (@ODPP_KE) July 26, 2019
Waititu is said to have presided over award of irregular procurement tender worth KSh 588, 198, 328 meant for upgrading of various roads to bituminous surface in the 2017/2018 financial year
The DPP has ordered the arrest of Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu and 12 other individuals and companies over corruption and related charges.
According to Noordin, the specific award was skewed in favour of M/S Testimony Enterprises Ltd whose directors are believed to be the governor’s close associates, despite county officials’ knowledge.
Out the total amount, at least KSh 147, 274, 055 has so far been irregularly paid to M/S Testimony Enterprises Ltd.
M/s Testimony Enterprise Limited was also given a tender to supply various goods and services to the county government and paid another Ksh74,216,444.40.
Bank records show that Ksh25,624,500 was transferred to accounts which are directly linked to Waititu.
Part of the money was used to purchase the Bienvenue Delta Hotel which is owned by the governor and his wife.