Wajir Governor Mohamed Abdi faces impeachment for alleged graft and abuse of office


Benane Ward MCA Abdi Mohamed Sheikh has filed impeachment notice against Wajir Governor Mohamed Abdi Muhamed.

The MCA accuses the county boss of wanton corruption, gross-misconduct and abuse of office.

In 2019, the Governor was on the limelight after the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) froze accounts claimed to belong his nephew in a corruption purge.

According to EACC, a graft case involving family members at the county conspired to defraud Ksh.26 million in purchase of two luxury vehicles for the county but instead, only one second-hand vehicle was purchased at an inflated price and a balance of Ksh.12 million was allegedly diverted to a spouse’s account for unknown reasons.

According to EACC, Yasmin is the wife of Osman Abdi Jimale, an alleged nephew of Wajir Governor Mohammed Abdi, with the trio allegedly forming a ring to fleece the county Ksh.26 million.

EACC claims the money had not been budgeted for in the county’s 2017/2018 financial year, but on July 2, 2018 Ksh. 26 million was paid to Daayo for the purchase of two vehicles for the county government.