The Samburu County Governor, Speaker, and Executive are suspected of embezzling 2billion County Funds. The EACC suspects the Governor of illegally acquiring for himself assets ranging from multi-million-shilling buildings in the leafy suburbs of Nairobi including Karen, prime plots, a hotel and a petrol station.
Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission successfully obtained court orders to freeze the governor’s billion-dollar properties pending the outcome of his case in court. On March 21, the EACC applied to the High Court, stopping Lenolkulal from accessing his three bank accounts at the Kenya Commercial Bank. The orders bar the governor from transferring, withdrawing, or making any transactions on accounts numbers 1103831208, 1108168841, 1104319899, and 1234708647 held at KCB with a total of Sh14.6 million.
EACC suspects that about Sh1.6 billion county cash is feared to have been lost in inflated costs and fictitious procurement contracts, between January 1, 2013, and December 31, 2018.
The agency believes that part of this money could have been siphoned from public coffers and directed into individual pockets through an irregular award of contracts by Lenolkulal’s government.