BY MWAKERA MWAJEFA
Former assistant minister and Garsen MP Danson Mungatana and six others have been arrested over allegations of theft amounting to Sh51.5 million from the Kilifi County public funds.
The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) detectives arrested the MP on Wednesday night in Nairobi and taken to Malindi where he is linked to the scam by a businesswoman who claimed the politician used her company as a conduit to illegal receive Sh9.1 million from the County government.
The practising lawyer, who once chaired the Kenya Ports Authority (KPA)’s board of directors, will be arraigned at the Malindi Law Courts with other suspects on graft charges.
Initially, Mr Mungatana has denied the claims by Lucy Wanjugu Kibogodi, a director of Zohal Services Limited, which was named as one of the beneficiaries of the loot. In 2016, Ms Wanjugu swore an affidavit claiming Mungatana was part of the theft engineered through IFMIS.
The detectives are also pursuing another 14 suspects in connected to the theft who are still at large.