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EACC summons eight MCAs over corruption charges


The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission has summoned eight members of Busia county assembly over alleged corruption charges.

The eight,  Philip Emaset, Tony Opondo, Josephat Wandera, Ekapolon Ajakait, Godfrey Odongo, Gabriel Okello, Kenneth  Ichasi and Margaret Chale have been ordered to appear before EACC by Wednesday 12th September.

The commission said in a statement via Twitter on Monday that the eight will also be questioned for forgeries in the county’s supplementary budget.

The eight are part of 27 Busia MCAs who face arrest for allegedly tampering with evidence in Governor Sospeter Ojaamong’s graft case.

The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission wants them charged with abuse of office, perjury and forgery.

Members of the budget team in the last county assembly who were not reelected also being targeted over the same.