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Sakaja to EACC: Investigate corruption cases in City Hall

Nairobi County Governor Johnson Sakaja has called upon the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) to investigate corruption cases within the county.

The alleged misconduct has resulted in substantial financial losses for unsuspecting Kenyan residents.

In a formal letter addressed to EACC CEO Mr Twalib Mbarak, Governor Sakaja highlighted a disturbing trend involving a syndicate of cartels exploiting individuals seeking employment.

The fraudulent scheme promises job opportunities in exchange for money, leaving many innocent citizens financially depleted and jobless.

The letter from Governor Sakaja to Mr Mbarak stated, “Numerous individuals, in their quest for employment, have been exploited and stripped of their finances only to be left without the promised jobs.”

The governor emphasised the severity of the situation, especially given the current unemployment challenges and the high cost of living.

He urged the EACC to intervene promptly and conduct a thorough and impartial investigation into the allegations.

“In light of these disturbing reports, I respectfully request your intervention to conduct a comprehensive and unbiased investigation into these allegations,” the letter continued.

Governor Sakaja reaffirmed the county’s commitment to fair employment practices, emphasizing that hiring decisions are made based on merit and qualifications, not through financial influence.

This call for an investigation comes amidst ongoing probes into alleged misuse of public resources within the county.

In the previous year, several county officials faced intense scrutiny, leading to questioning by investigative bodies.

Last year, Governor Sakaja was heard challenging the investigative body, accusing it of bias.

The current call for an EACC investigation underscores the county’s commitment to transparency and accountability in addressing corruption issues affecting Nairobi City Hall.