The former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has fired back at Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) questioning the commissions if owning properties in this country is a problem.
Sonko is among the former governors who EACC are probing for allegedly acquiring illicit wealth while occupying public office.
In his twitter account, Sonko distanced himself from the probe saying he started owning property when he was still in school.
“Being silent is not being foolish kwani owning property in this country is a problem? I started owning, buying and selling property when I was in school and before I became the Governor. You will be shocked…. maybe you ask those others. (Mutashangaa…… labda muulize hao wengine),” he said.
Further, he questioned the commission on actions it has taken to the former EACC boss who was involved in the Kemsa Covid Billionaires scandal.
Kwani what have you done to the former EACC boss who was involved in the Kemsa Covid Billionaires scandal? What have you done to one of your current bosses who was involved in the grabbing of a County school playground in South C?” he asked.
“What have you done with your former and current bosses who were involved in the fraudulent sale of Integrity Centre at an exaggerated price at the expense of taxpayers?”
Speaking while appearing before the Senate Justice, Legal Affairs and Human Rights Committee EACC Chairperson Eliud Wabukula yesterday said is probing the alleged acquisition of properties worth a reported Ksh.11.5 billion by three former governors and one who is currently still in office.
The others include former governors Ferdinand Waititu, Evans Kidero and Moses Kassaine whose cases are pending in court.
The commission also revealed that they currently pursuing the forfeiture of approximately Kshs 25 Billion by public officers found to own unexplained wealth.
Additionally, commission has completed investigations on corruption offences worth Sh1.2 billion involving nine current and former governors.
Further, the Commission has recovered assets (cash, moveable and immovable) worth approximately Kshs 25 Billion and surrendered back for public benefit.
“The Commission has also averted the loss of approximately Ksh 30.4 Billion through proactive investigation and disruption of corruption networks,” said Wabukala.