The home of Kisumu County Assembly speaker George Onyango Oloo in Milimani estate, Kisumu has been raided by officers from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC).
According to EACC Communications Officer Yassin Aila, the raid is part of investigations following the loss of millions of shillings used for the construction of the Lake Basin Development Authority (LBDA) Mall, along the Kisumu Kakamega Road.
Addressing the media in Kisumu, Oloo confirmed the raids adding that he will cooperate with the investigative agencies.
“It’s true searches have been conducted in my houses both Nairobi and Kisumu. I am cooperating as there’s nothing to hide. Hope the truth will come out and if anyone found culpable, to be punished accordingly, ” he said as quoted by Citizen
Onyango Oloo is the former Chairman of LBDA, and former Chairman of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s The National Alliance (TNA) party, which merged with Deputy President William Ruto’s United Republican Party (URP) to form the Jubilee Alliance ahead of the 2013 general elections.
In 2017, the National Assembly's Public Investments Committee (PIC) was told that Oloo in his capacity as a non-executive chairman of the LBDA, personally signed the revised contract that escalated the cost of construction of the mall in Kisumu by Sh 1.41 billion.
That was contrary to the provisions of the State Corporations Act which only allows Chief Executive Officers and executive chairmen of state corporations to execute contracts.