Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission Summons Mwangi wa Iria To Face Corruption Charges

The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) has summoned ex-Murang’a Governor Mwangi wa Iria and seven others regarding a corruption scandal amounting to Kes 140 million.

In an announcement made on Monday, the EACC instructed the individuals to present themselves before the commission on Tuesday morning in anticipation of their prosecution.

The Commission outlined that these officials are to answer charges concerning irregularities in procurement processes and conflicts of interest pertaining to the allocation of publicity tenders by the County Government of Murang’a.

The Director of Public Prosecutions expressed satisfaction with the EACC’s investigation, which found them culpable of unlawfully awarding tenders to Top Image Media Consultancy Limited and Value View Limited, without regard for conflicts of interest.

The ex-Governor, alongside Patrick Kagumu Mukuria, Jane Wanjiru Mbuthia, David Maina Kiama, David Mamma Njeri, Jane Waigwe Kimani, Solomon Mutura Kimani, and Peter Muturi Karanja, will be facing charges. These charges encompass conspiracy to commit corruption, abuse of office, illegal acquisition of public property, engagement with suspicious assets, and money laundering.