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The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) has obtained orders from the High Court to freeze assets worth over Ksh.216 million belonging to a senior employee at the Kenya Electricity Transmission Company Limited (KETRACO).

A source close to the State agency told Citizen Digital that EACC moved to court after investigating allegations of unexplained wealth, unethical conduct, bribery and conflict of interest against Peter Maina Njehia, KETRACO’s Senior Manager, Supply Chain.

The freezing orders were issued by Lady Justice Esther Maina of the High Court’s Anti-Corruption and Economic Crimes Division on application by EACC. The orders will remain in force for six months to allow EACC to finalize the ongoing investigations.

The freezing orders were issued pursuant to Section 56 of the Anti-Corruption and Economic Crimes Act, 2003. The section provides that following an application by EACC, the High Court may grant orders prohibiting the transfer or disposal of, or other dealing with property, if the Court is satisfied that there are reasonable grounds to suspect that the property was acquired as a result of corrupt conduct. 

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Citizen Digital High Court Justice Esther Maina KETRACO Peter Maina Njehia


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