Orengo cleared of corruption allegations by anti-graft body
Siaya Senator James Orengo was on Friday absolved of
corruption claims by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption
Commission (EACC) for lack of evidence.
Mr Orengo recorded a statement with EACC detectives
nearly two months ago and denied all the allegations.
On the other hand, EACC’s recommendation that the
Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua be charged was
turned down by the Director of Public Prosecution
Keriako Tobiko because of a High Court order that
barred the two institutions from preferring any
criminal charges against him.
“A decision of whether or not to charge the governor
be deferred to await the outcome of the constitution
petition on the tendering. The petition be set down for
hearing without delay,” Mr Tobiko said in a statement.
Mr Orengo’s name was among 175 others contained in
a list from EACC presented to Parliament by President
Uhuru Kenyatta on March 26.