Akaranga calls EACC to probe graft in Vihiga

Vihiga Governor Moses Akaranga  has invited anti-graft detectives to investigate alleged corruption in his administration.

The governor said he had written to the Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission  (EACC) to investigate cases of  corruption and take necessary action against those found culpable.

“I have invited the EACC to carry out investigations into allegations that corruption is contributing to losses of billions of shillings,” he said.
Akaranga said EACC has already responded to his directive, saying preliminary investigations have started.

“I met senior officers from EACC in my office last week and we had a lengthy discussion. They have promised to launch investigations as soon as possible,” he added.

Speaking in Shiru ward yesterday, Akaranga said he had nothing to hide. Leaders in Vihiga have, however, dismissed Akaranga’s move saying EACC investigators were aware of corruption in the county executive and were coming for him.

This comes barely a month after an ad hoc committee formed by the county assembly to investigate financial expenditure, claimed in its findings, that corruption was to blame for the county’s Sh2 billion debt.

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