KENYA: MP says there is enough evidence to charge Kidero with Mumias collapse

Published: 07/12/2018, 6:14:42 PM

Mumias East MP Benjami Washiali has called on Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) and Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) to arrest and charge former Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero for his role in the collapse of Mumias Sugar Company, according to Kenya's Tuko.

Washiali said a report by Capital Markets Authority (CMA) had sufficiently implicated Kidero who was a former Managing Director of the company hence wanted charges filed against him without further delay.

According to the MP, the report clearly highlighted Kidero among individuals who stole from and killed the sugar company largely depended on by residents of Kakamega county, saying it was time for him to take responsibility as an individual as well as his cronies.

"Following a review of the report and supporting evidence provided by J Miles and Company, the authority initiated several enforcement actions in July 2017 against three former managers and former board member. The individuals include former managing director Evans Kidero, former senior manager Paul Kimutai Murgor and Peter Hongo, a former board member," said Washiali.

"The DCI and DPP have all evidence required based on the CMA report, several Parliament reports and a report by KPMG an international financial forensic firm which strongly implicated Kidero and his accomplices. We the stakeholders who directly and indirectly benefit from the company want him be charged ahead of lifestyle audit," the legislator added.

The collapse of Mumias sugar company and importation of illegal substandard sugar pitted many politicians from western Kenya against one another prompting some of them to file a petition to President Uhuru Kenyatta seeking assistance.