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1824 Club owner Kanani, a junior Urban Planning officer at City Hall on Eacc radar, accounts frozen



A junior officer at the Nairobi County government domiciled under the Urban Planning department, Development Control Section and a co-owner of the 1824 Club along Lang’ata Road is on the radar of the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (Eacc) detectives over suspected fraudulent dealings, The Informer can authoritatively reveal.

Our investigations have established that Eacc has since frozen ten bank accounts belonging to Wilson Kanani and those held under the names of close nuclear members of his family.

Further, the detectives conducted simultaneous raids at Kanani’s residences both in Nairobi and Busia including at his private offices.

The investigators carted away loads of documents and seized unknown colossal amount of money kept in the house in cash.

The sleuths undertook the simultaneous raids after being granted orders to freeze the accounts and search warrants by the court.

“Yes, we are seized of the matter. This is an ongoing investigation. We have adopted a multi-pronged approach and investigations are underway.” A source at Eacc who spoke on condition of anonymity disclosed to The Informer.

According to impeccable sources privy with the matter, among the key issues Eacc sleuths are seeking to unravel is unexplained source of wealth amassed which they attribute to be possible proceeds of crime.

Investigators are keen on alleged irregular building plans approval and suspected collusion between rogue private and real estate developers’ aided by unscrupulous City Hall officials to divert county revenue and bypass strict procedures of building plans approvals and control measures.

Kanani is one of the co-directors owning Club 1824 through their jointly owned company, Seventeen Forty-Nine Limited.

Club 1824 has since been closed due to non-compliance to noise regulations in residential areas as guided by the Nairobi governor Johnson Sakaja.