Nairobi Governor, Dr Evans Kidero, and his wife, Pamela Mboya, obtained orders from the High Court on Tuesday barring the Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission (EACC) from investigating 7 of their personal bank accounts.
Kidero is being investigated after Makadara MP, Benson Mutura, went to the EACC offices and accused the corrupt Governor of misappropriating Sh 20 billion from public coffers.
Kidero is also being investigated for reportedly bribing Supreme Court judge, Philip Tunoi, with Sh 200 million to rule a petition case in his favour.
Last week, a Milimani Magistrate’s Court gave EACC orders to investigate Kidero and his wife’s banks accounts.
But on Tuesday morning, Kidero through his lawyer, Cliff Ombeta, moved to the High Court under a certificate of urgency to challenge a Magistrate Court’s decision to grant the EACC access to information from his personal accounts through the issuance of warrants.
Kidero, who is nicknamed the father of corruption in Kenya, said the warrants were illegal because they do not specify how far into his bank transactions the investigations can go and cover even the period preceding his election into public office.
The EACC wanted to have access to Kidero’s Standard Charted US dollar account, CBA’s Sterling Pound account and the Evans Kidero Foundation Family Bank account just to name but a few.
The Kenyan DAILY POST