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Court freezes Wa Iria's assets

The anti corruption court has frozen assets worth million shillings associated with Murang'a county governor Mwangi wa Iria believed to be proceeds of crime.

The anti graft's body, Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission, had told the court thatbthe governor together with his family received kickbacks from a contract worth Ksh 542 million which the commission believes that it was awarded irregularly.

If that is not enough, the commission is again planning to file another application seeking to have the assets forfeited to the government at the conclusion of their probe.

In the court case, EACC says that the governor used his position to influence the award of the tender to Top Image Media Consultants Limited, a firm detectives say is associated by the governor's relatives and associates.

This has dealt a heavy blow to the governor who's eyeing the council of governors chairman position. It further tarnishes his name with the fact that he also has his eyes set to the presidency in the forthcoming general election.

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