Haji, in a press release issued on Friday, September 4, accused the legislator of abuse of office and embezzlement of public funds.
Mwangi is suspected to have swindled money slated for the National Government Constituency Development Fund (NG-CDF), worth Ksh 27 million.
“Hon Jonah Mburu Mwangi and Lari CDF officials in a conflict of interest received public funds from businesses that traded with Lari NG-CDF,” Haji stated,
The four will spend the weekend in jail before being arraigned in court on Monday, September 7.
The suspects will face the following six charges under the Anti-Corruption and Economics Act No.3 of 2003 and Finance Management Act No. 18 of 2012, according to Haji’s office.
1. Conspiracy to commit an offense of corruption
2. Conflict of interest
3. Abuse of office
4. Willful failure to comply with the laws relating to procurement
5. Dealing with suspect property
6. Acting without authorization
The MP joins Malindi legislator Aisha Jumwa and Migori Governor Okoth Obado in proving their innocence after being accused of graft. Jumwa was accused of embezzling Ksh 19 million Community Development Funds (CDF) while Obado reportedly stole Ksh 73,474,360 million through proxies.
The governor is also likely to be impeached after his party, Orange Democratic Movement, directed Migori MCAs to proceed with the motion.