Nairobi Deputy Governor Nominee; what EACC had to say…..
Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission through its boss Twalib Mbarak has said the following concerning the Nominee for deputy governor Nairobi County.
Through a letter to the county assembly of Nairobi, EACC have expressed their rejection of the Nominee for the seat of deputy governor Nairobi County.
Paul Mutunga is the Nominee for the deputy governor’s seat. However, his nomination has been rejected based on the following reasons.
Paul Mutunga is facing corruption charges which have not been concluded. In his letter, Twalib said that the main reason for rejecting Mutunga’s nomination is because his case is still pending.
Paul was charged in milimani court with corruption offences that includes; acquiring public property unlawfully, commiting a conspiracy in matters corruption and laundering money.
The ethics and anti-corruption commission have advised both the governor and the county assembly of Nairobi County to reconsider their choice for a nominee to seat on deputy governor’s position.
The EACC is mandated by the law to scrutinize the integrity of any public appointee before they are sworn in. For this reason they are giving an advice.
Paul was nominated by the governor herself on 17/11/21. The members of county assembly approved his nomination on 25/11.
A day after, his swearing in was temporarily stoped by the high court due to a case filled by Omtata challenging eligibility of Mutunga for the position.
In his petition, Omtata argued that the entire process was null and void because Mutunga was nominated, vetted and even approved without him producing a clearance certificate from IEBC which is a basic requirement.
In addition, Omtata argued that Mutunga is facing an active case in court which makes him not eligible for the position.
The case being referred to by EACC in it’s letter, is the suit involving fourteen people among them is Mutunga and former governor relating to graft charges in which a tune of sixty eight million was paid to a legal firm under unclear circumstances.