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Wanted Kisumu Speaker Onyango Oloo surrenders to police in Mombasa

Kisumu County Speaker Onyango Oloo who was being sought by EACC over Lake Basin Development Authority (LBDA) mall scandal has surrendered himself to the police.

Mr Oloo presented himself to Central police station in Mombasa. He was accompanied by a section of members of Kisumu County Assembly.

The Kisumu County Speaker has been a wanted man after the DPP on Friday allowed his prosecution alongside 34 other officials of the LBDA over a Sh4.1 billion tender for the construction of a multipurpose mall in Kisumu county.

They are accused of inflating the cost of constructing the LBDA Mall from Sh2.5 billion to Sh4.1 billion.

COLLUSION

Mr Oloo, as the chairman of the Board of LBDA, is wanted for allegedly receiving Sh17 million M/s Erdemann Properties Limited as bribe.

“It has been established that there was collusion between some Board members and M/s Erdemann Properties Limited…..The directors bribed the chairman of the Board George Onyango Oloo to the tune of Ksh.17 million,” the DPP said.

On Friday, John Zeyun Yang, one of the officials of a Chinese construction firm – Edermann Property Ltd– and Bobasi MP Innocent Obiri were arrested in connection to the scandal.

Some of the 11 charges they are facing include conspiracy to defraud; unlawful charging of public property; failure to disclose private interest to one’s principal; unlawful acquisition of public property as well as corruptly receiving and giving benefits.