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Questions After Wilson Kanani, Top Nairobi Official Facing Corruption Accusations is Reinstated

Wilson Nashon Kanani, the former Nairobi County development control officer embroiled in a web of corruption appears to have made a surprising return to his position, despite the cloud of scandals still looming over him

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Political pundits, Nairobians, and Kenyans at large have been left speculating whether Nairobi Governor Hon. Johnson Sakaja could be using his close allies to massively loot public resources, and embezzle public money alongside other constitutional and social vices.

Wilson Nahashon Kanani

Wilson Nahashon Kanani

This follows the emergence of confirmed reports that former Nairobi County development officer Hon Wilson Nahashon Kanani who had earlier been accused of laundering money via 1824 Night club has been reinstated in his position contrary to the requirements of Chapter 6 of the CoK that bars any suspected public officer, or anyone public servant under investigation from holding public office until proven/declared innocent.

Taking to his X handle, blogger Cyprian Nyakundi has exposed that Mr Wilson who made news headlines last year for having unexplained wealth has once again gone back to City Hall where he is firing shots right, left, and center.

According to the report, Kanani, his family, and associated companies had assets valued at over a staggering Ksh. 100 million which included prime land, luxurious homes, and a fleet of high-end automobiles. Despite his modest salary of Ksh 55,866.75 per month from City Hall, Kanani lived a lifestyle far beyond his means, enjoying the trappings of wealth and privilege that his legitimate income could never justify.

Photo collage of wilson and City Hall building

Photo collage of wilson and City Hall building

He held lavish properties including a townhouse in Phenom Estate, Lang’ata, and a litany of prime real estate holdings scattered across various locales. The depth of his treachery became even more apparent when the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) initiated legal proceedings against him, freezing a total of 11 bank accounts owned by Kanani and his family members.

According to Nyakundi, Despite his official role as a Development Control Officer at Nairobi County, tasked with enforcing compliance with advertising regulations, Kanani and his business associates Biko Ochieng Gwendo and George Avugwi Lutta profited handsomely from the club’s operations, in approximately Ksh. 5.6 million monthly.

Nevertheless, it remains to be seen whether the City Hall cartel will successfully navigate the legal challenges, as Kenyans anticipate that the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC), Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), and the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), alongside other institutions, might start pursuing legal action against them in the coming days

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