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CS Wakhungu declines to reveal fate of “corrupt” Nema DG

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THE STAR >>> Environment and Water Secretary Judi Wakhungu has declined to reveal the fate of Nema director general Geoffrey Wahungu who has been implicated in several corruption cases.

Speaking in Mombasa yesterday, Wakhungu said the ministry is yet to conclude its internal investigations on the various allegations against Wahungu and Mombasa county environment director Charles Bore.

“I understand the alleged implications about the Nema officers especially in the Coast region. We as a ministry are doing internal investigations to verify the facts of these issues. We cannot make any formal announcement until we verify the issues. But we are working on it,” she said.

Wahungu and Bore are subjects of an ongoing corruption case in which a real estate businessman, John Mwandary, accused them of demanding a Sh3 million bribe from him so they could stay away from one of his Sh2 billion projects in Mombasa.

Mwandary was last Saturday morning found dead in a car on Jomo Kenyatta Avenue after he was allegedly abducted by two people from a club in Mombasa town on Friday evening.   

Wakhungu said the murder of Mwandary is unfortunate and a report of the same has already been handed to her.

“We are doing everything we can to get to the bottom of it and ensure justice prevails,” she said.

She was speaking on the sidelines of a meeting with World Bank officials and officers from the Mombasa and Kwale over water projects in the two counties.

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