The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) says it is probing three former governors and one sitting governor over unexplained wealth amounting to Sh11.5 billion.
The four are Samburu Governor Moses Lenolkulal and former governors Mike Sonko (Nairobi), Ferdinand Waititu (Kiambu), and Evans Kidero (Nairobi).
Appearing before the Senate Justice and Legal Affairs Committee on Tuesday, EACC CEO Eliud Wabukala said the four are under investigation over the alleged illegal acquisition of properties worth a combined Sh11.5 billion.
All the four are currently facing graft-related charges, which saw both Waititu and Sonko impeached while Lenolkulal was barred from accessing his office until his case is heard and determined.
Wabukala told the committee that the commission has seized assets worth Sh25 billion stolen from the public over the last five years. EACC also presented the loss of more than Sh30 billion during the same period.
Over the past five years, the anti-graft watchdog investigated 1,000 corruption cases, with 269 of them being prosecuted in courts.
“Examples of high impact cases involved 9 former/current Governors, Principal Secretaries, Senators, MPs, Managing Directors of State Corporations among others,” said Wabukala.
He mentioned budgetary constraints, politicization of the fight against corruption, and a weak legal framework as some of the main barriers hindering EACC’s work.