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Revealed: What Oparanya has been ordered to do by the anti-graft agency

Details of what the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) officials told former Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Ambetsa Oparanya can now be revealed.

Officials attached to the anti-graft body spent the better part of Wednesday morning searching Oparanya’s three homes.

They later left with Sh2 million from Oparanya’s Karen home which the political leader said was meant to pay school fees for his son who is studying abroad. The officials also picked documents and a computer from the same residence.

The EACC officials simultaneously raided his home in Runda, Karen and his rural home in Kakamega County as they searched for documents they believe will aid them in the ongoing investigations where they accuse Mr Oparanya of committing economic crimes while he was in office.

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Nairobi News is in possession of a requisition which ordered Mr Oparanya to ensure that he appears before EACC on Wednesday, September 6, 2023, at 9am without fail.

“In exercise of the powers conferred to me under section 52 of the National Police Service (NPS) act number 11a of 2011. I require you to report to EACC Integrity Center on September 6, 2023 at 9am, without fail for further directions,” the requisition order signed by the Officer Commanding Station (OCS) at EACC reads.

Former Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya at his home in Nairobi when EACC officials searched the residence on August 23,2023. PHOTO | EVANS HABIL

It further revealed that if the deputy ODM party leader failed to honour the orders then he would be prosecuted.

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The case is being investigated by a police officer by the name Mr John Ndungu who is attached to the EACC police post.

Mr Oparanya arrived at the EACC headquarters on Wednesday at 11:30am and he was kept waiting at a meeting room with no one attending to him until 2pm.

He was later grilled by EACC officials alongside his two wives on allegations of committing economic crimes.

Former Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya (centre), his lawyer Ken Nyaundi (left) and EACC official Andrew Lekamparish arrive at Integrity Center in Nairobi on August 23, 2023. PHOTO | EVANS HABIL

“EACC has summoned former Kakamega Governor and his three wives to record statements over embezzlement of Sh1.3 in Kakamega County. The commission has been conducting investigations on the embezzlement of funds in the county for the period between 2013- 2022 during which the governor was in office,” the statement seen by Nairobi News reads in part.

However, speaking to Nairobi News, Mr Oparanya said the searches in his homes and summing by the anti-graft agency were aimed at intimidating him because of his support for the opposition.

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