Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero is currently before the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (Eacc) detectives over irregular payments by the county amounting to Sh50 million.
Kidero reported at anti-graft czar headquarters Integrity Center at 10am. Impeccable sources at the commission indicate Kidero declined several summons earlier in the week before he finally appeared today. Last week, he was briefly questioned.
“Yes, he has reported to shed light on several matters of interests in which his office is directly involved.” Our source intimated.
He is being questioned over irregular legal fees payments.
Kidero also faces probable economic crimes investigations after the NGO Coordination Board struck off the Kidero Foundation from NGOs register arguing that it failed to respond to queries regarding its sources of funding, even after being allowed extended time.
In December 2016, NGO Co-ordination Board suspended activities of Evans Kidero Foundation until such a time when its directors would submit audited accounts for the past four years.
The NGO did not comply with the order within the given 14 days and even within extended 30 days, prompting the board to make good of its threats to deregister it on grounds of contravening provisions of its registration act and regulations.
The NGO Co-ordination Board accuses the foundation of transacting millions of shillings within the period under review yet it has no stipulated donors.
However, the High Court temporarily stopped the deregistration of the foundation pending hearing and determination of a case lodged by the Nairobi Governor challenging the decision of the NGO Co-ordination Board to deregister the organization.
Governor Evans Kidero’s lawyer, Willis Otieno, told the court that NGO Co-ordination Board failed to follow the due process in deregistering the organization.