The Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission (EACC) has been granted orders to seize nine prime properties and eleven vehicles belonging to a City County employee earning a monthly salary is Kshs.21,000 over suspicion of engaging in corruption.
The agency is also targeting for forfeiture a high-end three-star hotel, The Hydeout Riviera Limited, situated along Kisumu-Bondo Road, also owned by the official pending the determination of the case. The nine pieces of land are situated in Siaya, Kisumu and Nairobi counties.
The anti-graft agency suspects that the properties to be proceeds of crime given that the officer earned Kshs. 21,000 between 2014 to June 2022 against his massive wealth.
The EACC said it believes that the officer, Michael Ajwang, a procurement officer received over Kshs.40M in bribes from tender deals since 2014.
The hearing of the case was set for September 22, 2022.