Exclusive: Drama as Oparanya refuses to board anti-graft agency vehicle
There was drama at the residence of former Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya in Nairobi on Wednesday after he refused to board a vehicle belonging to the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC).
This happened after EACC officials, who were armed with a search warrant, conducted a raid at his home located along Forest Edge Road in Karen.
When it was time to leave, the EACC officials led by one identified as Andrew Lekamparish then demanded that Oparanya boards there vehicle which he refused.
He instead opted to board the vehicle of lawyer Mr Ken Nyaundi but Mr Lekamparish then demanded that two police officers also board the same vehicle.
But Oparanya’s lawyer argued that EACC officials did not have an arrest warrant.
“They do not have a warrant of arrest and there is no way I can allow them to have my client in their car. We have agreed to go to EACC and hear what they have to say,” said Mr Nyaundi.
By 1pm on Wednesday, the political leader was being grilled at the EACC headquarters in Nairobi. Nairobi News has established that the former governor is being grilled over alleged procurement irregularities.
Earlier on EACC officials spent the better part of the morning conducting a search at Oparanya’s residence.
Mr Nyaundi told Nairobi News that the EACC officials arrived at Oparanya’s residence armed with a search warrant.
“They had a search warrant and we could not stop them from doing what they wanted. We are currently at the EACC headquarters and we shall communicate further,” said Mr Nyaundi.
When Nairobi News arrived at the residence, there were six uniformed police officers and two vehicles belonging to EACC.
The officials searched every vehicles belonging to the family leaving the compound.