Is the War on Corruption in Nairobi County being taken to far? The past few months have seen a number of people either sacked or arrested over allegations of being involved in Corrupt dealings.
The latest set of arrests have seen the County Secretary become a guest of the state over alleged corrupt dealings.
Wednesday saw EACC detectives storm the office of the County Secretary in search of critical documents they believe could help them unravel corruption allegations at the county.
Attempts by the County’s head of Security and Compliance Tito Kilonzi to stop the officers from forcibly arresting the acting County Secretary Pauline Kahiga and searching her office failed to bear fruit as the EACC detectives later whisked her away to Integrity Centre.
Journalists who had arrived to cover the arrest were kicked out by the security officers as the struggle between the EACC detectives and the inspectorate officers continued in the cash office.
After an hour long scuffle, Kahiga was finally driven to the EACC offices for grilling. Sources intimated that the EACC detectives also took key documents from the office.
Since Governor Mike Sonko assumed office, the office of the County Secretary has hardly been held substantively, a situation that has also raised eyebrows among Members of County Assembly.
The County Secretary office is the heartbeat of all operations by the Executive. Kahiga’s arrest comes at a time when Sonko’s government is on the spot after the Auditor General pointed at financial malpractices, abuse of office and unexplained wealth accumulation.