Alfred Mutua linked to illegal car purchases

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There is sufficient evidence linking a governor to unlawful procurement of motor vehicles by the county, a Nairobi court has heard.

High Court Judge Isaac Lenaola heard that there was an illegality in the procurement of Subaru Outback vehicles for Executive committee members and a Toyota Landcruiser for Machakos County Governor Alfred Mutua.

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Mr Ignatius Wekesa, an investigator with the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission, says in his court papers that in the course of investigations, it was alleged that Dr Mutua, in breach of procurement procedures, personally sourced the vehicles and exerted influence to single source from Extreme Auto’s Ltd.

But Dr Mutua claims that as head of county government, he is only engaged in policy formulation along with the Executive members and as such, he did not in any way participate in procurement or influence the tender committee.

The case will be heard on Thursday.

-nation.co.ke

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