Former Garsen MP Danson Mungatana is among six other people arrested by Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission detectives over an alleged fraudulent payment of Sh51 million by Kilifi County.
According to the EACC, the companies did not offer any services nor supplied goods to Kilifi County government despite receiving Sh51 million in payment.
“Investigations have established that the Local Service Orders used were fake as they did not originate from the county government,” EACC said in a statement.
The six suspects arrested with Mungatana are Benaya Mugavana, Lucy Wanjugu, Josephine Muramba, John Kalume, Paul Mwazo and Ebrahim Zia.
Detectives are also pursuing roads inspector Lennox Mwadzoya, chief officer medical services Timothy Malingi, senior internal auditor Jacob Kazungu, senior accountant Johnson Nyamawi and Dickson Mwagone, a county official.
The companies that were paid the fraudulent payments include; Daima One Enterprise, Zohali Services limited, Makegra Supplies Limited, Kilingi Investment Company Limited, Leadership Edge Associated Limited and Johazi Investment company.