Bobasi Member of Parliament Innocent Obiri and a Chinese contractor, Mr Zhang Jing were arrested on Friday. 

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The two were arrested in connection with the Sh4 billion Lake Basin mall saga in Kisumu. 

The two were arrested in Nairobi. According to the Director of Public Prosecution (DCI), Mr Obiri is a Managing Director of Quantech Consultancy, a firm that is under investigation. 

He was arrested for allegedly fixing the price of constructing the Lake Basin Development Authority (LBDA) mall by Ksh.1.8 billion.

Mr Obiri and former legislator and LBDA Board Chairman Onyango Oloo are on the list which includes 2 suspects. 

“It has been established that there was collusion between some Board members and M/s Erdemann Properties Limited…..The Directors bribed the Chairman of the Board Mr. George Onyango Oloo to the tune of Ksh.17 million,” read the statement as quoted by Citizen Digital.

“While the mall was under construction, the LBDA board irregularly and un-procedurally approved additional scope of work…for additional sum of Ksh.620 million for the Mall and Ksh.680 million for the construction of a Show Room, Tyre Centre and a Three Star Hotel,” the DPP statement reads as quoted by Citizen Digital.

Other who are also suspects in this case the Chairman of Finance and Establishment Committee of LBDA Board Mr George Omolo Odawa.