Kirinyaga graft web requires specially high skills to unravel

Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru appears before the Senate special committee formed to investigate her impeachment charges on June 23, 2020. PHOTO | JEFF ANGOTE I NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Investigating corruption under circumstances where you have a well-coordinated network of public officials who share risks and rewards and have friends in high places is no easy task.
  • Involving entities such as the Financial Reporting Centre and the Asset Recovery Agency may prove useful.

I followed the live broadcasts of last week’s Senate hearings into the abortive impeachment of Governor Anne Waiguru very keenly. What I heard there were ripping tales about how procurement activities of the Kirinyaga County government had been captured by a corruption ring under the control of a tightly knit network. What struck me was its level of organisation, coordination and ruthlessness.

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