Former Muranga Governor Mwangi wa Iria’s wife, her brother arrested in Ksh140M graft case

Officers from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) have apprehended the spouse of former Murang’a governor, Mwangi wa Iria, along with her brother, in connection with a corruption case amounting to Ksh 140 million.

Jane Waigwe Kimani, wife of the former governor, and Solomon Mutura Kimani, her brother, were detained on April 17, 2024, as part of the ongoing investigation into the Ksh 140 million graft scandal in Murang’a County.

EACC spokesperson Eric Ngumbi confirmed the arrest, stating that both suspects were taken to the Milimani Anti-Corruption Court for further legal proceedings.

The duo serves as directors of Value View Ltd, one of the entities implicated in the fraudulent activities.

EACC continues to pursue six other suspects, including the former governor, who failed to comply with summonses to appear before the commission on April 17, 2024, at 8 am.

Their apprehension follows the EACC’s directive to Mwangi Wa Iria, his wife Jane Waigwe Kimani, and six others to report to the EACC offices by April 16, 2024.

The other suspects involved in the Ksh 140 million case include Patrick Kagumu Mukuria (former county secretary), Jane Wanjiru Mbuthia (Director, M/S Top Image Media Consultancy Ltd), David Maina Kiama (Director, M/S Top Image Media Consultancy Ltd), David Maina Njeri (Director, M/S Top Image Media Consultancy Ltd), Solomon Mutura Kimani (Director, M/S Value View Ltd), and Peter Muturi Karanja (Personal Assistant to Wa Iria).

The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Renson Ingonga has authorized charges against them for their alleged involvement in procurement irregularities amounting to Ksh 140 million.