According to EACC sleuths,Samburu Governor Moses Lenolkulal and other county top officials are suspected to have defrauded taxpayers in a scandal involving Ksh.2 billion looted from his county.
The details were revealed in court documents presented by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission when it sought to freeze his assets and accounts.
The Governor has been under intensified investigation since his arrest on February 20, that followed a raid on his homes.
He is likely to face charges of misappropriation of funds that EACC has been investigating through his five bank accounts at KCB which are said to contain a total of Ksh.14 million.
The assets range from multi-million-shilling buildings in high-end areas of Nairobi including Karen, prime plots, a hotel and a petrol station.
Already the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission has successfully obtained court orders to freeze the governor’s billion-dollar properties for the next six months pending the outcome of his case in court.
On March 21, the EACC applied to the High Court, stopping Lenolkulal from accessing his three bank accounts at the Kenya Commercial Bank.
The orders bar the governor from transferring, withdrawing or making any transactions on accounts numbers 1103831208, 1108168841, 1104319899 and 1234708647 held at KCB with a total of Sh14.6 million.
According to the EACC documents obtained by the Star, about Sh1.6 billion county cash is feared to have been lost in inflated costs and fictitious procurement contracts, between January 1, 2013, and December 31, 2018.
The properties include six parcels that are said to have been acquired by the governor at a price of Ksh.15 million each, totaling to Ksh.90 million.
Sources at EACC indicate that the properties were paid for in cash at a go.