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EACC arrests Wajir county secretary Ahmed Sahal for fraud

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Wajir county secretary Ahmed Sahal has been arrested by EACC detectives on charges of fraud and misappropriation of funds. 

The official was held at Wajir police station. An EACC official said Sahal would be moved to Nairobi for processing. 

The official added that they are also hunting Wajir Finance executive Omar Daud who is still at large. 

“We have material evidence that will assist us nail the culprits on various grounds of financial misappropriation at the county.”

Sources privy to the investigations say the secretary is being probed for over-recruiting staff in May, June, and July among other charges.

The arrest came barely three days after EACC officials raided embattled Governor Mohamed Abdi’s houses in Wajir and Nairobi.

A bank manager was also arrested in the wake of the simultaneous raids at the governors’ homes.

Abdi is currently fighting to keep his seat at the Supreme Court after former Governor Ahmed Abdi challenged his victory.

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