The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission has arrested three senior Tana River County officials for irregular procurement of funds to drill borehole.The three officials are accused of obtaining Sh3,635,512 for borehole drilling services.
A county Chief Office, Tana Water and Sanitation Company technical manager and director for water will be charged at the Malindi anti-corruption court on Wednesday.
In a statement, EACC said the three will be charged with abuse of office and wilful failure to comply with laws relating to public procurement.
“The chief officer was arrested on Wednesday morning while the other two officials were arrested on Tuesday and processed at Malindi central police station,” the statement read.
The arrest comes a week after EACC arrested an senior NMS official for demanding a bribe from a client in Nairobi.
He was arrested at Uchumi House Building after he received Sh200,000.
The commission said the officer who works in the health department as an Administrator demanded for Sh400,000 in order to approve online applications relating to testing and issuing certificates to food handlers within the Nairobi Metropolitan Area.