Kakamega County Governor Fernandes Barasa will on Monday November 7m 2022 this month appear before the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) to respond to allegations of corruption at the Kenya Electricity Transmission Company (KETRACO) during his tenure as CEO.
The Governor, who is one among many implicated in the case, will record a statement as EACC seeks to establish his role to a suspected fraudulent transaction allegedly paid to Lake Turkana Wind Power (LTWP) for a project in Marsabit.
“The investigation stems from a report on suspected irregularities in payment to a private investor. During the transactions, the Kakamega Governor was the chief executive officer of the Kenya Electricity Transmission Company (KETRACO),” a source at EACC told Citizen Digital.
Barasa’s move to resign from KETRACO in February 2022, just two months towards the end of his service in April, did not sit well with the National Assembly Public Investments Committee (PIC) who were investigating the allegations.
Among other issues, the MPs wanted to know how more than Sh600 million in excess was allegedly paid to LTWP an other millions to wrong account. They also wanted to know why the KPLC provided LTWP with erroneous accounts as well as identity of individuals behind the said accounts.
Sam Oduor is the editor-in-chief at the Western Kenya Times who leverages the power of the Internet in telling stories that shape opinions.