Senate Majority Whip Irungu Kang’ata is in soup. This is after the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) launched corruption investigations into a law firm associated with the senator.
According to a report that appeared in the Sunday Nation, the EACC has launched investigations into multimillion-shilling dealings of Kang’ata’s firm in a web of investigation that will include another 25 law firms. The suspect dealing are said to involve the law firms and the Nairobi County government.
“The latest probe by the anti-corruption agency is on payment of legal fees by City Hall to the firms between 2013 and 2020. The EACC, in a letter dated January 21, wants Nairobi County secretary to furnish it will the specific case files handled by the 25 law firms for the last seven years, including details of the cases, letters of instructions and contract agreement,” the report in the Sunday Nation said.
The report says that in response, Kang’ata is reading political mischief. He argues that he worked for Nairobi County Government in 2018 and got paid for the work he did.
“I got paid and everything ended well. These investigations are nothing but politics. I have been in public service as a councillor, MP and senator and these are the first investigations that I am facing,” the Sunday Nation reported him saying.
“I have all the documents to show my singular payment from City Hall was legal and legitimate. It’s not a coincidence that the investigation is being done three years after the payment.”
Irungu Kang’ata said that he is being persecuted for this opposition to the BBI constitutional crusade that is being read by President Uhuru Kenyatta. A few weeks ago, Kang’ata authored a controversial letter which said that the BBI was unpopular in Central Kenya and was likely to fail.
The Sunday Nation also reported that apart from Kang’ata’s lw firm, other targeted firms include Osundwa and Co. Advocates, Kwanga Mboya and Co. Advocates, Kithi and Co. Advocates, Wanjiku Maina and Co. Advocates, E.Onyango and Co. Advocates, J.O Magolo and Co. Advocates, Ario Advocates, Maskam ( Asanyo), E.N Omoti and Co. Advocates and Ogeto Ottachi and Co. Advocates, Musyoka Mogaka and Co. Advocates, Masire Mogusu and Co. Advocates, Miller Co. Advocates, Koceyo Co. Advocates, R.M Wafula Co. Advocates, Mbaluka Co. Advocates, Njenga Maina Co. Advocates, Kandie Murtai Co. Advocates and Sirma Co. Advocates, Arati Co. Advocates, C.M Mitema Co. Advocates, Munyasia Co. Advocates and Ongicho Ongicho Co. Advocates.