Samburu Governor Moses Kasaine has been arrested over a Sh84-million-fuel-supply scandal involving his county government.
Detectives from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) arrested the county boss on Tuesday morning and locked him up at the EACC headquarters at Integrity Centre in the capital Nairobi.
It has now emerged, the governor has amassed soooooooo much wealth.
The assets range from multi-million-shilling buildings in high-end areas of Nairobi including Karen, prime plots, a hotel and a petrol station.
EACC says that while the governor’s official residence in Maralal is poorly maintained and valued at less than Sh5 million, his private residence is posh and valued at more than Sh70 million.
According to EACC records, the governor acquired his first home near Carnivore Restaurant in his first year as governor before suddenly indulging in an investments spree with a massive interest in the real estate.
The anti-graft agency says the county chief’s exponential growth involved the development of multiple high-end properties across the country, with five of them in Nairobi.
The properties include a palatial mansion in Karen Fair Acres area an acre of land worth Sh300 million.
Lenolkulal also owns four parcels in the posh Karen suburb valued at more than Sh178 million.
“Sometimes back in 2015, he paid Sh75 million in cash in a day to one of the owners of these properties,” a source familiar with the ongoing probe said.
The agency, which has obtained a freeze on the resort, says the property could have been acquired through the proceeds of crime.
The governor has Sh20 million commercial residential apartments in Maralal town built in 2017, a Sh1 million commercial building in the same town and another Sh1 million farmhouse at Poror, near the county headquarters.
The anti-graft body also avers that the county chief owns a Sh100 million residential home in Maralal town’s Milimani area acquired in 2017 by the governor.
Revealing the governor’s investment interests, the EACC says that in his early days in office, Lenolkulal built Oryx flats in Maralal town.
Here are more photos of his property according to documents leaked to Kiss100.co.ke