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Governor Muthomi Njuki returns to office after two and a half years



By Wanja Waweru

Two and a half years after an anti-corruption court forbade him from entering his county office, Tharaka Nithi Governor Muthomi Njuki has started back up to perform his responsibilities there.

Njuki, the county leaders, and staff members attended a ceremony to dedicate the governor’s office on Monday at the county offices.

In September 2020, the governor, who had just been elected to a second term, was charged on 16 counts with corruption and misuse of authority in relation to the erroneous awarding of a KES 34.9 million solid waste incinerator tender.

He was charged with plotting to rig the project’s procurement and inflate its cost alongside county officials and independent vendors.

He denied the charges and was released on a KES 6 million cash bail, but was ordered not to set foot in his office until the case was concluded.

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