The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) has commenced  the process of implementing the judgement by the High Court against former Samburu Governor Moses Lenolkulul, to recover over Ksh.80 million, believed to be graft proceeds that he obtained during his term in office.

High Court judge Justice Esther Maina, ruling in EACC’s favor, ordered  seizure of the Governor’s four prime properties located in Karen that will see them recover the money  he obtained through corruption with a 12 per cent interest.

The legal battle between the EACC and Lenolkulul, began in 2019 when he was arrested over the alleged misappropriation of public funds exceeding Ksh 84 million.

Further investigations into the matter revealed that funds were purportedly diverted to Oryx Service Station, co-owned by Lenolkulul and his co-accused businessman Hesbon Ndathi.

According to filings by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC), Lenolkulul purportedly used proceeds from corrupt activities to acquire four properties in Karen, each valued at Ksh 15 million, where he subsequently constructed residential houses. The commission alleges that these acquisitions were financed unlawfully during his tenure as governor.

Lenolkulul while serving as governor, is accused of engaging in contracts with the Samburu County government for the supply of fuel through Oryx Service Station, a business registered in his name.

EACC maintains that Lenolkulul received over Ksh 80 million from these contracts, which were deposited into an account held by Oryx Service Station at Kenya Commercial Bank Limited which they say violates the anti-corruption laws.

He and his co-accused persons were charged with various corruption offences arising from the unlawful payment of the Ksh 84 million to Oryx Service.

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