Detectives attached to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) this morning invaded the Kirinyaga County Assembly.
The officers are looking into the assembly for suspected gross misappropriation of funds allocated to building the County Assembly chambers.
The DCI detectives ambushed the County Assembly staff at 10am this morning, in efforts to retrieve key documents to aid the investigations.
Sources indicate that the DCI has in the recent past gathered evidence that some of the Kirinyaga MCAs have been diverting funds allocated to building the Chambers to personal bank accounts.
The scandal is said to have contributed to the resignation of former Speaker David Githanda, who allegedly chose to resign and not be part of such scandals.
Mr Githanda tendered his resignation on July 30th 2019, citing ‘personal reasons’ in a notice addressed to the Governor Anne Waiguru.
At the center of this heist is Majority Leader Kamau Murango, who oversaw the ousting of heads of key House committees in August last year.
Other MCAs mentioned in the scandal include Baragwi MCA David Mathenge, Mutira MCA David Kawangui and Tebere MCA Gudson Muchina.
Sources close to the County Assembly Office indicate that the vocal MCAs colluded to steal money that was earmarked for renovations of the County Assembly Chambers.