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EACC Arrest Two Nairobi County Revenue Officials

In a recent development, the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) apprehended two individuals affiliated with the Nairobi County Revenue offices.

The arrested individuals are Daniel Odidi Ganje, serving as the Officer-In-Charge of the Data Office at St. Peter Cleavers Revenue offices in Starehe Sub-County, and John Gachagua Mburu, an intern from Mt. Kenya University assigned to the same Revenue Offices.

The duo found themselves in custody at Kilimani Police Station overnight, pending further proceedings scheduled for today.

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Their arrest on Thursday stems from their alleged involvement in diverting county revenue. The accusation suggests that they manipulated the Nairobi Revenue Services portal to deceitfully reflect full payment.

According to reports, the suspects approached a complainant visiting the Revenue Offices to settle annual parking fees for commercial vehicles totaling Kes. 45,000.

In an illicit deal, they directed the complainant to deposit the money into a private bank account belonging to John Gachagua, promising a reduced payment in return.

To substantiate their claim and convince the complainant, the suspects entered the registration details of the individual’s vehicle into the revenue portal. This manipulation falsely indicated that the payment had been made in full. Remarkably, the complainant discovered that the portal showed complete payment for the entire year, even though no actual deposit had been made.

This incident sheds light on the pervasive issue of revenue diversion within various county governments. Such practices contribute to devolved units falling short of revenue targets, raising concerns about their financial performance compared to the municipalities that preceded them.

 

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Ken Maasai

Ken Wakuraya is a seasoned Journalist with official accreditation from the Media Council of Kenya, possessing extensive expertise in covering political, Entertainment, and Human interest stories.

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