BY SAM ALFAN.
High Court has blocked Samburu Governor Moses Lenolkulal from accessing funds in his account or selling Karen property pending hearing and determination of the application by EACC.
Justice Charles Kariuki of High Court Anti-Corruption and Economic Crimes division further prohibited the the Governor and Petrol station associated with him from withdrawing , transferring or in any other manner dealing with 14.6 million in two accounts held at Kenya Commercial Bank Limited.
Court further issued order restraining Governor Moses Lenolkulal and T/A ORYX Service Station from transferring , developing , selling , deposing or dealing in any way with parcels of Land known as LR No. 2259/744(IR. 134495/1). LR No. 2259/745 (IR. 134494/1). LR No. 2259/749 (IR. 134510/1) and LR No. 2259/750(IR. 134511/1) all located in Karen Nairobi.
This is after Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission filed application under certificate of urgency seeking orders to prohibit the Governor from transferring or selling land or money suspected to be proceeds of crime.
The agency told the court they are investigating allegations of corruption and economic crimes bribery , conflict of interests amongst contractors and officials of the Samburu county government of including Kasaine who is the Governor.
In the course of investigations, EACC through a miscellaneous application No. 13 of 2019 obtained orders preserving four properties owned by the Governor in Karen.
In another miscellaneous application No. 15 of 2019 , the agency obtained orders to preserve 14,6000,000 million held in the Governor accounts at Kenya Commercial Bank for a period of six months and they will lapse on September 22,2019.
EACC has completed investigations and has established that the Governor entered inti contract with Samburu County Government for supply of fuel through ORYX Service Station.
The petrol station was paid over 80 million from the said contract for the supply of fuel and money was paid in a account of the petrol station at KCB.
“The Governor using the proceeds of corruption or related to corruption invested the same by purchasing the four properties all situated in Karen in Nairobi County for 15 million each amounting to 60 million and built a residential house”, said the agency.
The agency has filed suit for recovery or confiscation of the 80,763,715.35 millions as proceeds of corruption and forfeiture of parcels of land acquired with the proceeds of corrupt conduct.
EACC application was supported by affidavit by the legal officer Diana Kenduiwa.