Kidero sacks finance chiefs facing fraud charges
Two senior Nairobi County officials who are facing fraud charges in court have been sacked.
The decision to dismiss Chief Finance Officer Jimmy Kiamba and Chief Accounting Officer Stephen Osiro was reached after the two failed to convince the county government why it should retain them following corruption charges levelled against them by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC).
The two, who had been suspended, were charged with defrauding their employer of millions of shillings in shady procurement deals.
Three other top officials are also facing corruption charges but were not in the list of those who were sacked.
They are County Secretary Lilian Ndegwa, County Head of Budgeting Nancy Waithera and Regina Chepkemoi.
The EACC also went to court seeking orders to freeze Mr Kiamba’s assets for six months to pave way for further investigations into his vast estate. But the orders were lifted and the anti-graft body has moved to court again seeking to have the orders reinstated.